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Reedbeds and Waste Water Management

  • An Introduction to PermacultureAn Introduction to Permaculture

    Sun 3rd Feb 2019.
    Course starts at 10am and ends at 4pm.
    Course fee including lunch £65.
    This course runs again on:-
    Sun 7th July 2019.
    Sun 6th Oct 2019.
    Sun 24th Nov 2019.

  • Dates, Times & Fees

Course details

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. There will be a session on water efficient devices.
There will also be a tour of the various systems here at CAT, 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 application.

You can also stay with us B&B (£40), half board (£50) or full board (£56). Call us for more details and to book to suit your travel plans.

Things you need to know

Due to the nature of this course some practical work will be done outside. We strongly advise you to bring waterproof clothing and steel toe-cap boots are mandatory.

You must be over the age of 18 years when this course starts.

Booking, Fees and Cancellation policy

To book a place on a course, please choose one of the following options:

• Book Online- the “Book online” button is either below, or in the top right corner of the screen and follow the instructions.

• Call the Courses Department on 01654 704 966 with your bank card details.


Our course fees include tuition and materials, unless otherwise stated.

Please also note our Cancellation & Refund Policy
a) 1 day course fees are non-refundable.
b) CAT reserves the right to cancel any courses. Deposits and fees will be returned in full should this happen.

Course Fees.

Start Date

Bed & Breakfast the night before the course starts

Book Now!

Email courses@cat.org.uk
or phone 01654 704 966

There are places available on this course.

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