Sewage Treatment Plant MaintenanceService and maintenance packages from Watling Hope

Sewage treatment plants are typically located out of sight and as a consequence are often neglected. However the penalties for neglecting a plant can be both dangerous and costly.

Sewage Treatment systems are organic environments. To operate they rely upon components such as pumps, compressors and motors all of which require periodic replacement.


Problems arising from poor maintenance include

  • Environmental Pollution
    If a plant is allowed to deteriorate and it's the biological process fails it could result in raw sewage passing through into a watercourse and have a severe impact on the local environment.
  • Prosecution from the Environment Agency
    In order to ensure that sewage plants discharge the appropriate quality of effluent the Environment Agency carry out regular testing. If a sewage treatment plant fails the consent given the Environment Agency can issue a fine of up to £20,000 and initiate a criminal prosecution of the site owners - which in a public company pass to board level.
  • Health & Safety Dangers
    Sewage treatment systems are dangerous places, and on sites open to the public such as pubs, hotels, golf courses and caravan parks the need to secure the area is paramount. In many cases a neglected sewage treatment plant will have unsecured lids and chambers, if these are easy to open they may pose a risk of injury to the public - in particular children.

Watling Hope provide service and engineering support for sewage treatment systems across the UK regardless of manufacturer.

Our service includes:

  • Planned
  • Reactive


To protect the environment, the site owners and the public Watling Hope provide a comprehensive service and maintenance programme.

Our planned maintenance contract for sewage plants typically includes quarterly service visits where the equipment is checked for mechanical operation, discharge quality and is surveyed for any potential health & safety issues.

If parts require replacing or if the system is found to be under-performing we will contact the client and agree a plan to carry out the necessary repairs or alterations.

As part of our service contract package customers are also receive a dedicated account manager, priority call-out in the event of a breakdown and discounted call-out rates.



Where sewage is concerned the need for prompt response to any emergency is essential. Which is why Watling Hope offer 4 hour call-out anywhere within the UK to our contract customers.

If you are not currently a customer but have a problem Watling Hope will endeavour to reach you as soon as possible to minimise risks to health and hygiene.

  • First Time Fix
    With the huge variety of sewage treatment systems installed within the UK it is difficult to promise first-time fix, every time. However our engineers are highly-skilled and carry a stock of common components enabling us to fix a problem at the first visit wherever possible.
  • Environment Agency Consent Failure
    If you have received notification of a sewage treatment plant consent failure then please contact our Service Manager immediately. Once we have received details of the site we will carry out a priority survey and put forward our recommendations to bring the system up to standard. As part of our service we will also copy all correspondence to the Environment Agency to ensure that they are satisfied with the actions taken.

The right service programme for you

To discuss your maintenance requirements and tailor a service programme that's right for you please contact Dominic Taylor on 01789 741821.


Maintenance packages – built around you

To discuss the right maintenance arrangements for your equipment please contact Dominic Taylor on 01789 740757 or request a call back below

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