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Reedbeds and Waste Water Management (Sold out)

Reedbeds and Waste Water Management (Sold out)

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Off-grid sewage and water treatment systems.

If you’re living or working in a remote location and need low impact, eco-friendly options for waste water management, CAT is the place to come for inspiration and advice. Our water and waste system is entirely off the mains supply, and this day course gives you the chance to learn from our 40 years of experience in this area.

Key information

  • Duration: one day
  • Upcoming date: Sun 5 June 2022
  • Start and finish times: starts at 10am and ends at 4pm
  • Fee: £75
  • Includes: tuition, all materials, lunch.
  • What to bring: as this is a highly practical course, safety boots are required and
    waterproof clothing is advised
  • Terms and Conditions:

What you will learn

This course explores the technicalities, design and implementation of reedbeds and alternative waste water treatment systems at a domestic level.

You’ll learn about the various options for low impact sewage treatment systems and nutrient recovery, and there will be a session on water efficient devices.

CAT is completely off-grid for water supply and sewage treatment, so you’ll have a chance to see reedbeds and waste water management methods in action, with a tour of our various systems and an explanation of the main design features. We will also cover some unique and bespoke alternatives.

Topics covered include:

  • Primary, secondary and tertiary treatment
  • Types of systems, including reedbeds, constructed wetlands, trench arches, aquatrons and greywater treatment
  • Biological processes
  • Main design aspects and maintenance requirements
  • Location, regulations and planning

Participants will understand the theory and practical application of various types of alternative waste water treatment systems in the UK, the main design features and the most appropriate

Tutor profile

Fin has a BSc in Marine Biology and an MSc in Human Ecology. They have worked at CAT since 2011 on water resources and ecosystem services, and developed short courses, tours and workshops at CAT on human waste.

Beyond CAT, Fin facilitates the co-design and installation of low impact sanitation solutions for off grid homes, allotments, festivals and campsites in Wales, Scotland and Europe.

Recent projects include: an accessible composting toilet at Phytology; a UCL Bartlett School research project on Pee and Poo for Food; Global Gardens Cardiff on a composting toilet for their allotment plot; and an art project at The Clearing.


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