Treatment Plants – Soak Away Solutions – Septic Tanks / Biotec – Water Harvesting
Earthworks Environmental Ltd are working hard to keep our customers up to date with the latest Covid-19 details in relation to sewage. With the new information that the virus can live in sewage for 33 days and given that the package sewage treatment plants uses bacteria to process the effluent we will be taking several precautionary steps to ensure the safety of our staff and customers.
If you need to contact us regarding your sewage treatment plant, please either telephone Andy on 07973 381254 or use the “contact us” section of the website to email.
We will be looking at each case individually to access the health and safety measures involved.
Environmental biologists at the University of Stirling have warned that the potential spread of COVID-19 via sewage “must not be neglected” in the battle to protect human health.
The response to the global pandemic has focused upon preventing person-to-person transmission, however, experts now believe the virus could also be spread in wastewater.
Earlier this week, it emerged that analysis of sewage in the UK could provide important data on the spread of COVID-19. However, Professor Richard Quilliam’s new paper now warns that the sewerage system itself could pose a transmission risk.
Writing in the prestigious journal Environment International, Professor Quilliam and colleagues from Stirling’s Faculty of Natural Sciences are calling for “an investment of resources” to investigate their concerns.
Professor Quilliam – who is currently leading a £1.85 million study into the transport of bacteria and viruses in marine environments – said: “We know that COVID-19 is spread through droplets from coughs and sneezes, or via objects or materials that carry infection. However, it has recently been confirmed that the virus can also be found in human faeces – up to 33 days after the patient has tested negative for the respiratory symptoms of COVID-19.
“It is not yet known whether the virus can be transmitted via the faecal-oral route, however, we know that viral shedding from the digestive system can last longer than shedding from the respiratory tract.
Earthworks Environmental Ltd is an approved supplier of many leading manufactures of treatment plants. We specialise in the installation of septic tanks and treatment plants throughout the UK, our head office is based in Devon.
As well as installation of septic tanks and treatment plants we also offer specialist services in water harvesting and soak away solutions.
So whether you are in need of septic tank or treatment plant products, installation or consultancy, be sure to call us for a no obligation chat.A List of Our Products
Earthworks is a family run business throughout the country. With four generations of engineers in the family we are confident in finding a solutions to any environmental issue.
We work closely with manufactures and local government bodies to insure that the customer gets the best product, and installed to meet all requirements.
Being an approved installer we guarantee all our work to ensure that every customer is left completely confident. We specialise in the installation of a wide range of products from treatment plants to water harvesting, septic tanks to pump stations.
We use all of our own plant equipment and do not sub contract any work so that you the customer can build a working relationship with ourselves from quotation to completion.
What Our Clients Say
We were absolutely delighted with the work carried out by Andy and his earthworks team in addressing the problems with our septic tank. The matter was quickly and efficiently dealt with, on time and on budget, we hardly knew that he was there. He saved us considerable money suggesting a solution which met with both Environment Agency and Local authority approval, and handled the tricky dealing with the neighbours on whose land the tank was sited extremely diplomatically. I would definitely recommend him.
From the Blog
September 2017 beings the chillier weather with it but hopefully not to much rain as Earthworks is busier than ever, Andy and the team have just started an installation for a sewage treatment plant for the National Trust in Devon so fingers crossed for some dry days.
October 2017 has so far been a very busy month for installations, Andy and the lads are on the 3rd install of the month in Rattery Devon. Also a huge congratulations to Will and Max on completing their Emergency First Aid at Work course with the British Red Cross, hopefully they wont need to practise their new skills anytime soon.