Wendage Pollution Control Ltd were asked to provide a turnkey solution for a sensitive site owned by Saviour Inns:
High Down Towers The Mansion House, Worthing. The site a former Mansion House set in Council owned listed gardens overlooking the sea. A new travel lodge was under construction and the existing Cesspit for the Mansion house was overloaded and causing a pollution problem, with an existing tea room a system was required to treat the effluent. The plant loading was equivalent to 70 population. Due to the sensitivity of the site Wendage Pollution Control Ltd had to seek approvals, design supply and install a system which would meet the high standard set by the Environment Agency of
BOD 20mg/l: Suspended Solids 15 mg/l: Ammonical Nitrogen 5mg/l
Working with Worthing Borough Councilís Arboriculturist officer the installation had to be planed so as not to damage any trees or their roots. Trial holes had to be dug before any installation could take place, with both the Environment Agency and The Borough Council in attendance.
Wendage Pollution Control Ltd installed a Hipaf HP70 FS with a compact tertiary sand filter which acts as a final stage treatment process to remove a minimum 60% suspended Solids and 40% Biological Oxygen Demand. The treated effluent then flows through a sample chamber to pre-cast perforated concrete soakage rings beneath the Mansion House Car park.
A Grease Guzzler was installed into the Tea rooms to treat the build up of fats and oils from the kitchen and the system is now under our maintenance contract for Servicing and Emptying.
History of the Gardens:
The Unique Chalk Garden at Highdown Is the achievement of Sir Frederick and Lady Stern who worked for 50 years to prove that plants would grow on chalk the gardens were created out of a chalk pit overlooking the downs, where there was little soil and very unfavourable conditions for plant growth.
The garden was created during a period when many expeditions were going out to China and Himalayan regions collecting rare and beautiful plants. Many of the original plants from their early collections can still be seen in the gardens today.