Sewage Treatment Plants

Commercial sewage treatment plant in Kent

Case study overview

September 2020

Smarden, Kent

Project Type
Commercial sewage treatment plant installation

Tricel solution
Tricel Optima 60 population system with gravity outlet

Tricel Optima

The challenge for the installation of this commercial sewage treatment plant in Kent

Replacing an outdated sewage treatment system

The Big Cat Sanctuary decided to upgrade the existing sewage treatment system and install a commercial sewage treatment plant for 60 persons due to expansion on the site.

Located in Smarden, Kent, the Big Cat Sanctuary is renowned for its breeding of endangered felines and conservation work around the globe for big and small cats. Back in September 2020, they reached out to our installation partner, Flotec Environmental who is specialized in the installation of wastewater treatment solutions, liquid waste management, and disposal in the South-East of England.

They have earned a strong reputation in the industry due to 60 years of combined experience and a strong work ethic. As part of their core services, they offer servicing and maintenance, repair and refurbishment, and last but not least installation of sewage treatment solutions which is why they were contracted by The Big Cat Sanctuary.

The biggest challenge here from a sewage treatment point of view was definitely the fluctuation of the loadings, which happens to be very typical on certain commercial projects. Understanding the particular needs of the site, Flotec Environmental suggested a Tricel Optima 60 population Sewage Treatment System, an easy to install, simple yet reliable solution. Its treatment process includes a sludge return system that allows the bacteria to stay fresh and healthy and also helps the system to cope with the fluctuating loads. The installation took approximately 4 days to complete. 


Big Cat Sanctuary felines
Big Cat Sanctuary felines
Flotec team

Tricel solution

How did Tricel help? 

Tricel supplied a Tricel Optima 60 population system with a gravity outlet to meet the site requirements and conditions. We worked directly with the installer, as we have done on many other projects, and followed the project every step of the way to ensure our customer’s satisfaction and peace of mind during this time. Flotec Environmental chose us based on the suitability of the Tricel system for the installation and our long-standing partnership as our recommended installer, but also in recognition of the quality of our solution and its reliability.

Tricel Optima installed
Tricel Optima

The final result


‘Great customer service, outstanding reliability for their products’

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