CSG Install Treatment Plant for VOSA

20 August 2010 by Daryl Tunningley

Cleansing Service Group (CSG) has completed the installation of a wastewater treatment plant for the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) at its Vehicle Identity Check test station in Derby.

Prior to the new plant being installed the test station had no connection to mains drainage with all wastewater being discharged to a cesspool. Taking into account the ongoing cost of regular emptying and repairs to drains and pipe systems, VOSA considered the treatment plant option suggested by CSG to be economically advantageous.

The plant installed by CSG is from the Ocean range manufactured by EnSo International. It has three separate stages of treatment and can handle the waste from a population equivalent of 25 making it ideal for small commercial applications.

A major advantage of the Ocean plant is that the final effluent quality will meet the consent to discharge limit granted by the Environment Agency. This consent allows the waste to be discharged directly to a soakaway and has to be obtained before the plant is installed.

Steve Pashley, managing director of CSG’s Transport, Cleansing and Response Division said: “The VOSA installation is a prime example of our ability to provide customers with expert advice combined with excellent project management and implementation services”.

Hampshire-based CSG, which has a four year liquid waste management contract with VOSA, is one of the UK waste industry’s fastest growing companies. It operates from 19 sites stretching from Cornwall to Kent and up to Manchester where it runs one of the country’s most advanced hazardous waste treatment plants. It has over 370 employees and its customers include leading supermarket groups, multi-national forecourt chains, local authorities and utility companies.

VOSA provides a range of licensing, testing and enforcement services which help improve both road safety and environmental standards by checking the roadworthiness standards of vehicles and the compliance of operators and drivers.