What is a “Klargester”?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on July 9, 2024.

When building a home, especially one off the main sewer network, you might hear the term “Klargester” thrown around. But what exactly is a Klargester, and why do you need one? Let’s break it down.

Building your dream home is exciting, but it also comes with many new terms and concepts. One term that often pops up for those building in rural areas is “Klargester.” Understanding what this means is crucial for managing your home’s wastewater. When people mention a Klargester, they’re actually talking about a sewage treatment plant. It’s like when people say “Hoover” instead of vacuum cleaner. In fact, Klargester is a brand name known for its sewage treatment systems, which Kingspan now owns.

What is a Klargester?

A Klargester is a type of sewage treatment plant. These systems are essential for properties not connected to the main sewer network. They treat the wastewater on-site, making discharging into soakaways or even local watercourses safe. Think of it as a mini sewage facility for your home. This concept may seem technical, but it’s quite simple. Just as “Hoover” has become synonymous with vacuum cleaners, “Klargester” has become shorthand for sewage treatment plants.

Why Do You Need a Sewage Treatment Plant?

If your home is off the grid, sewage treatment is your responsibility. Without a connection to the main sewer network, you need a way to safely process waste. This is where a sewage treatment plant comes in. It treats the water, making it safe to release into the ground or watercourses. Not only is this environmentally friendly, but it also complies with local regulations, keeping you on the right side of the law.

Choosing the Right Sewage Treatment Plant

Now that you understand what a Klargester is, let’s look at the options. Choosing the right sewage treatment plant is important. While Klargester is a well-known brand, it’s not the only one. There are many alternatives that are available, and choosing the right one for you depends on what you’re looking for.

There are more cost-effective alternatives to a “klargester” which do the exact same job but come at a more affordable price point if your project is restricted by budget.

Or there are systems that can achieve better effluent quality levels than a “Klargester,” like the One2Clean sewage treatment plant. This system also uses less electricity to operate, typically half and is much easier to maintain, saving you money in the long run.

The One2Clean system works by breaking down waste using natural processes and turning it into cleaner water. This means you don’t need to worry about complex machinery or chemicals. It’s a straightforward, reliable solution for managing your home’s wastewater.

In summary, a Klargester is just a brand name for a sewage treatment plant. When building off the main sewer network, having an on-site treatment system is essential. GRAF UK offers great alternatives, such as the One2Clean system, which is both effective and eco-friendly.

Understanding this concept can help you make informed decisions about your home’s wastewater management.

For more information on sewage treatment options, check out some of our other blog posts about sewage treatment plants.