6 PE Wastewater Treatment System

6 PE Wastewater Treatment System

Sewage Treatment Systems

The 6 PE Wastewater Treatment System is the ideal BAF system for domestic dwellings.

Whether it is a new build, a renovation or a tank upgrade, this is the most effective solution for the standard family size. Our tank is efficient, reliable, durable and economical.

Our 6 PE Wastewater Treatment System, is housed in a 6,730 litre concrete tank, giving a much longer ‘desludging’ interval than most systems. The system is certified by The Irish Agrément Board for use by 6 people.

Unlike some plastic systems, the concrete tank will not rise or crush when groundwater rises and clay expands during inclement weather. Furthermore, there is no requirement for concrete backfilling around our tanks – simply backfill with clay – a considerable saving.

6 PE Wastewater Treatment System

6PE Wastewater Treatment System

The 6PE BAF System is the ideal wastewater treatment system for domestic dwellings.

Whether it is a new build, a renovation or a tank upgrade, this is the most effective solution for the standard family size. Our tank is efficient, reliable, durable and economical.

The Oakstown BAF® 6PE Sewage Treatment System is housed in a 6,730 litre concrete tank, giving a much longer ‘desludging’ interval than most systems. The system is certified by The Irish Agrément Board for use by 6 people.

Unlike some plastic systems, the concrete tank will not rise or crush when groundwater rises and clay expands during inclement weather. Furthermore, there is no requirement for concrete backfilling around our tanks – simply backfill with clay – a considerable saving.

Furthermore, there is no requirement for concrete backfilling around our tanks – simply backfill with clay – a considerable saving.

6 PE Wastewater Treatment System

When installed, the BAF System is fitted flush with the surrounding ground level – no unsightly equipment protruding above ground.

O’Reilly Oakstown offer a full installation service, supplying, fitting and commissioning each system. We don’t simply drop it on site.

Our staff will be on hand during installation with good advice borne of years of experience to ensure that your system is perfectly installed. We supply the Electronic Control Box, Alarm Panel and all the necessary cable for each system.

Call us on 046 9431389 or contact us on sales@oreillyoakstown.com about your 6PE wastewater treatment system, we are more than happy to answer all your questions.

Advantages

  • Reliable & Durable – Reinforced concrete
  • Efficient & Economical – Low energy use
  • Discreet & Unobstructed post installation
  • Large capacity of one 6,730L tank
  • EN 12566-3 & SR66 Certified
  • Full installation service from the Oakstown team

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Why Choose an Oakstown BAF System?

Enjoy Peace of Mind with our 6PE Sewage Treatment System

Our 6PE sewage treatment system provides you with less worry and more peace of mind. We have over 50 years’ manufacturing experience and knowledge of the wastewater industry with an unrivalled reputation for customer service and reliability.

Low Maintenance Solution

Our 6PE sewage treatment system provides low running costs, needs less de-sludging & has minimal moving parts.

O’Reilly Oakstown are Ireland’s Market Leader in Precast Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems

We are a well established company with over 10,000 BAF Systems and 30,000 Septic Tanks installed across Ireland.

Large Capacity 6PE Sewage Treatment Solutions

6 Person BAF (6,700 litre) treated across 5 chambers.

We also have an 8 Person system which you can read about here

We use only Superior Quality Components in our 6PE System

The components we use are all of a superior quality. Components include a stainless steel pump, high quality air compressor, armoured cable, monitoring panel with audible and visual alarm

High Quality Precast Concrete Systems

We manufacture all of our own precast concrete tanks in a factory – controlled environment.

6 Person Wastewater Treatment System

6PE BAF 6,700 Litre Tank System

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How it Works

PRIMARY SETTLEMENT IN CHAMBERS 1 & 2

STAGE 1 – PRIMARY SETTLEMENT IN CHAMBERS 1 & 2 Primary Settlement works on the basis of sedimentation, where solids separate from the water in chambers 1 and 2 allowing for anaerobic digestion over an extended period of time.

STAGE 2 – BIO REACTOR CHAMBER
Wastewater continues to flow by gravity into chamber 3 where natural occurring micro-organisms form on our submerged biofilm filter and are oxygenated by a small air blower. Effluent is extensively treated in this chamber prior to gravity flow into chamber 4

STAGE 3 – CLARIFIER CHAMBER
Final settlement takes place within our Clarifier Chamber where any remaining sediment gravitates to the bottom of the tank and is transferred back to the primary settlement chamber. This ensures only fully treated water enters the final chamber.

STAGE 4 – DISCHARGE CHAMBER
Treated water is stored within the discharge chamber and can be pumped or gravity fed to the percolation area depending on the client’s site requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the 6PE sewage treatment cost?

The cost of a Oakstown PE6 wastewater treatment system depends on which system you require. Oakstown Environmental manufacturer both pumped and gravity discharge systems. We can supply a PE6 including pump for €3,800 ex-vat and the gravity system for €3,650 ex vat all systems delivered to site. Should you require flexible payment options for your project we offer Buy Now-Pay Later solutions from 24 to 60 months with our partner Humm Finance.

Our PE6 system is supplied with concrete risers to maximum height of 900mm, up to 50 meters of 7 core SWA cable, control panel, air blower, water pump (depending on system) and a two-year guarantee on all components.

Contact us to find out about this system and finance options

Is there a grant available for the 6PE Sewage Treatment System?

Yes, there are 3 different wastewater treatment grant schemes. One grant is available for people to upgrade or repair their system following an inspection, While the other two grants are only available if you live in a particular area, you can check your area by inputting your Eircode into Multi-Annual Rural Water Programme 2019-2021 Database, please see link below:

https://housinggovie.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=17278d05d48e4495a7c47c1bb5443ef5

The level of grant aid available is determined on the basis of 85% of the approved cost of the works subject to a maximum of €5,000. The minimum expenditure, on eligible works, required to process the application is €750.

Please see below the 3 different wastewater treatment grant schemes available:

  • Grants for treatment systems under the EPA’s National Inspection Plan
  • Grants for treatment systems in Prioritised Areas for Action
  • Grants for treatment systems in High Status Objective Catchment Areas

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What type of planning regulations are required for this sewage treatment system

Planning applications for new houses must show that the site is suitable for the proposed wastewater treatment system or septic tank.

The homeowner must engage a suitably qualified person who will visit the site and test the ground to check that:

  • The site is not too steep
  • There is enough space
  • The soil is deep enough
  • The wastewater will drain away correctly

The assessor will also work out what type of wastewater treatment systems are suitable for the site.
If a site is not suitable for a standard percolation area, there may be other options. You can add a filtering system to the wastewater treatment system, e.g:

  • Soil and sand filters
  • Constructed wetlands
  • Media filters, e.g., peat, coconut
  • Willow bed evapotranspiration systems

The ultimate decision rests with your local/planning authority.

Why use a sewage treatment system/wastewater treatment system and not a septic tank?

The Oakstown wastewater treatment system provides treatment of all wastewater from the dwelling whereas a septic tank simply separates it.

This means that the wastewater that leaves the treatment system is cleaner than what leaves a septic tank and it’s certainly a lot more environmentally friendly.

What’s the difference between a sewage treatment system and a septic tank?

Wastewater treatment systems have mechanical components, which means that they need a permanent electrical supply to operate.

There are no such components in a septic tank, and so it operates without a power supply, percolation areas form septic tanks are far more prone to fail due to dirty slick water entering the percolation area.

What maintenance is involved in a BAF Sewage Treatment System?

The Oakstown BAF wastewater treatment system should be desludged every 3 to 5 years depending on usage and serviced every 12 months.

When our technicians call out to service a system they will spend on average 45-75 minutes on site, completing a full digital service report for your system.

Some of the checks made are Forward blower pressure, Back pressure of the Air system, Dissolved Oxygen reading of treatment chamber, PH level of water in discharge chamber, all electrical items tested or repaired.

All alarms on system checked for operation. Details of any issues or need for desludging reported to customer.

What are the benefits of using a concrete system over a plastic tank?

Concrete is inherently watertight; the natural watertightness of concrete reduces the risk of leaks during the life of the tank.

Because plastic wastewater treatment systems are less durable than concrete, these tanks can become damaged by the machinery used for transportation and installation. This damage could incur immediate costs, like the expense of replacement, as well as future costs if the damage encourages leaking. Plastic septic tanks are more likely to require pumping at some point.

However, plastic wastewater treatment systems are also vulnerable to collapse during pumping. This collapse can require full replacement of the tank.

Concrete tanks do not collapse, even if they must be pumped multiple times.

What’s involved in the installation of a 6PE Sewage Treatment System?

  • Excavation works must be prepared by either the homeowner or the contractor prior to delivery. Installation instructions will be supplied prior to purchase, plan will show all measurements for the excavation size required for your wastewater treatment system.
  • The tank comes with a control panel, this is normally installed in the garage area/utility area by the client’s electrician.
  • On the day the tank is delivered our driver will have the control panel with him.
  • Your electrician would need to fit the control panel in a suitable area connected to mains power and connect the seven core SWA cable to the control panel that will run out to your Wastewater treatment system. (we would need to know the distance from the control panel to the wastewater treatment system to supply the correct length of SWA cable, maximum length supplied is 50 meters). Please note our technicians cannot perform electrical connections inside your property.
  • When the wastewater treatment system is installed and connected to the percolation area our technicians will return to site and complete the Installation by installing the air blower and the pump, also performing the electrical connection to the control unit inside the wastewater treatment system.

Technical Details

Oakstown 6 PE BAF Technical Drawing Image

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Installation Instructions

See also information about Wastewater from the EPA

What out Customers Say

The reason I chose Oakstown was that they had a great reputation with anyone I spoke to locally and they really are the benchmark when compared to any other system. The service provided by the team has been an important factor in my regard for Oakstown.

Since the day it was installed, I had the same guy (Kris) come to service it. That’s real peace of mind for me since I know that he does a really thorough job and understands the service history. He’s always been punctual, professional and approachable.

Environmentally wise, I’m glad to be minimising my impact on the environment and in general, it has been a good experience dealing with the company.

Purchased a house with a brand new waste water treatment system from O’Reilly Oakstown Environmental. After one year of use the system has been zero maintenance and hassle free. Tommy kindly arranged my first complimentary service and dispatched one of their top technicians, Christopher. In all of my dealings with this company I have been absolutely delighted with their professionalism, knowledge, courtesy and sense of customer service.

As someone who is passionate about the environment, I’m really pleased with the high standard of the system I have. It is a modern system with an internal control panel. The safeguards, monitoring and alarms built into the system are amazing, not that I have ever needed any of them. If you are considering an upgrade or a new build, give yourself peace of mind by installing the very latest in waste water treatment system from O’Reilly Oakstown Environmental.

What out Customers Say

The reason I chose Oakstown was that they had a great reputation with anyone I spoke to locally and they really are the benchmark when compared to any other system. The service provided by the team has been an important factor in my regard for Oakstown.

Since the day it was installed, I had the same guy (Kris) come to service it. That’s real peace of mind for me since I know that he does a really thorough job and understands the service history. He’s always been punctual, professional and approachable.

Environmentally wise, I’m glad to be minimising my impact on the environment and in general, it has been a good experience dealing with the company.

Darragh McCullough
(Ear to the Ground Presenter) Owner of Elmgrove Farm.ie


Purchased a house with a brand new waste water treatment system from O’Reilly Oakstown Environmental. After one year of use the system has been zero maintenance and hassle free. Tommy kindly arranged my first complimentary service and dispatched one of their top technicians, Christopher. In all of my dealings with this company I have been absolutely delighted with their professionalism, knowledge, courtesy and sense of customer service.

As someone who is passionate about the environment, I’m really pleased with the high standard of the system I have. It is a modern system with an internal control panel. The safeguards, monitoring and alarms built into the system are amazing, not that I have ever needed any of them. If you are considering an upgrade or a new build, give yourself peace of mind by installing the very latest in waste water treatment system from O’Reilly Oakstown Environmental.

Darragh Flynn

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