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Marsh Ensign

A Guide to the Marsh Ensign Sewage Treatment Plant

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What is a Marsh Ensign Sewage Treatment Plant

Marsh Ensign sewage treatment plants are widely regarded as one of the most efficient, reliable, and economical systems on the market. The Ensign: Standard is a robust unit with no internal moving parts meaning simple installation and commissioning and minimal long-term maintenance and cleaning.

Class leading performance

Tested and approved to BSEN12566-3/A1:2009 all Ensign units provide treatment well within national consent requirements. Published test results of 11.5:19.2:8.4mg/ltr (BOD:suspended solids:ammonia), with influent concentrations on test higher than those chosen by most competitor plants, effectively equates to 97% pollutant removal.

Unrivaled choice

Ranging in size from 4 to 50 PE in Ultra, Standard, and Shallow versions of each, and with a wide range of ancillaries, almost all site, consent, and budget requirements can be met by units from the range.

Why choose the Marsh Ensign?

End users, merchants, and installers alike recommend the Ensign range due to its ease of installation, reliability, and cost-effective operation and maintenance. All are backed by technical support from local contacts.

The Marsh tank comes with a 25yr structural guarantee and a 2yr warranty on parts. We supplement this with a 2-year guarantee on our groundworks and installation. The Tank is constructed of glass fiber and is tested and compliant with BS EN12566. The tank uses a highly efficient compressor to create the correct conditions for optimal aerobic digestion and treatment. Electrical running costs are estimated at between £60 and £90 per annum.

If you are considering having a Sewage Treatment Plant installed please visit our installation page here

What are the Key features of a Marsh Ensign

  • Only one tank, with 3 chambers.
  • Good effluent quality. 
  • The system uses a Secoh Diaphragm compressor, one of the leading diaphragm compressors on the market. See our guide.
  • Less energy consumption and less wear.
  • No mechanical elements in the wastewater
  • No complex electrical control panels
  • No electrical components in the wastewater
  • Incredibly low volume of sewage sludge
Marsh key features

There are generally three main operations taking place within a Marsh Sewage Treatment Plant. 

Settling and Separation

The settling chamber is the first stage in the purification process. In this stage in a similar way to a Septic Tank, the solids are separated using gravity. Gravity pulls the heavier solids and sludge to the bottom of the tank chamber. This removes the majority of the main pollutants. The leftover liquid less the heavier elements are then passed to the purification chamber. Some Sewage Treatment Plants combine this first stage and the purification in a single process using a sequence batch reactor.

Aeration/Purification phase

In the second phase, oxygen is injected into the tank stimulating bacteria growth and development, and promoting aerobic digestion. The oxygen is normally injected using a compressor within the Sewage Treatment Plant which is super efficient using little electricity. This is one of the reasons that a Sewage Treatment Plant normally requires an electric connection.

 Final Separation

Once the purification phase is completed, which is normally managed by an internal management system. The treated waste for most tanks then flows into a separate section where gravity again separates out any residual waste. This is not the case with Graf technology. The previous wastewater is now purified to appropriate environmental standards, see below. As we have mentioned the quality of the discharge is dependent on the tank you choose

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On the 1st January 2020, all Septic Tanks that discharge to a Stream, Watercourse or Drainage Ditch will become illegal and will require replacing with a Sewage Treatment Plant. Please see here for more details.

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Expert wastewater treatment engineers who specialise in Septic Tank and Soakaway replacements as well as Sewage Treatment Installations. We are based in the New Forest, Hampshire but operate across the South Coast as well as Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon, Sussex, Surrey, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire.

The Home of Septic tank and private drainage system solutions. 

Based in the New Forest, Hampshire on the border with Dorset and Wiltshire we operate an expert team of off-mains drainage specialists. This encompasses Septic Tank, Soakaway and drainage system problems, installations, blockages, and servicing. In addition, any issues relating to cesspits and sewage treatment plants.

Homeseptic offers high quality, professional advice, repairs and installation for all aspects of effluent cleansing and disposal across the south of England. Whether you’re looking for septic tank installation, sewerage treatment plants or systems, piping or soakaway solutions, Homeseptic employs only the most competent engineers in the drainage and treatment industry and knows exactly which solutions suit each property.

We only install and offer quality systems we believe in, from suppliers we know and trust.

New Forest Philosophy

As we have said Homeseptic is based in the New Forest. A great location in between the cities of Southampton, Salisbury and Bournemouth. We are a group of good friends who grew up together in the area.  Individually we all have grown tired of the way other Drainage firms are run. As a result, this is why we set up Homeseptic. If you want to know more please check out our About Page

We want to actually put the customer first and turn up to do a great job that we can be proud of. Unfortunately, this is not the case in the market, with most companies pressuring their workers to sell unnecessary works on a visit. Due to this, we offer upfront quotations with any variations discussed before we start work.

We are honest hard working professionals, which we hope you will agree with. As a result, it will certainly not turn up in flash sales vehicles and give you a load of chat and then do a terrible job. Our team will come with the job in mind and the aim of giving you the best value we can in order to facilitate a quality installation. 

We cover all of Hampshire, West Sussex, Dorset, Somerset, and Wiltshire. Please get in touch and see what you think.

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