Kingspan Environmental Ltd

Reed Bed


A reed bed is a natural filtration process used in conjunction with a BioDisc Treatment Plant to further enhance the quality of effluent migrating into surrounding watercourse. A reed bed is only required when local water authorities request a better quality of effluent than that discharged from the standard unit.

Features and benefits

  • Very low maintenance
  • Easy to install and maintain
  • Tertiary treatment for new applications with tight discharge consents
  • Satisfies new building regulations
  • Improved effluent quality for existing works
  • Aesthetically pleasing and environmentally friendly
  • Significantly improves discharge after a treatment plan, making it kinder for the environment
  • Tested and approved to EN 12566-3 in conjunction with BioDisc

Technical Information


  • Pre-fabricated to take out the guess work
  • Modular system comprising of individual beds: 6 Population = 2 beds and 12 Population = 4 beds
  • One piece GRP moulding installed flush to the ground
  • Reeds and GRP beds supplied. Washed pea gravel, 'growing' media by others (not included).
  • Provides rooting zone depth of 600mm (required by Phragmites Australis).
  • Modules designed with a hydraulic gradient across the length of the units.
  • Adjustable outlet weir allows water level control

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