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Reedbeds and waste water management

Reedbeds and waste water management

About the Course

Off-grid sewage and water treatment systems.

If you’re living or working in a remote location and need low impact, eco-friendly options for waste water management, CAT is the place to come for inspiration and advice. Our water and waste system is entirely off the mains supply, and this day course gives you the chance to learn from our 40 years of experience in this area.

The course explores the technicalities, design and implementation of reedbeds and alternative waste water treatment systems at a domestic level.

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
• Tour of our various systems

Tutor Profile

Fin has a BSc in Marine Biology and an MSc in Human Ecology. Fin facilitates the co-design and installation of low impact sanitation solutions for off grid homes, allotments, festivals and campsites in Wales, Scotland and Europe.


Nestled in the foothills of Snowdonia, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre that researches and supports greener ways of living.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tuition and lunch are provided on the day, and full-board accommodation is available at CAT if you would like to stay longer.


Short Courses Team at Centre for Alternative Technology
Centre for Alternative Technology
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  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • UK Holiday

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