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Compost Treatment System

Client: University of Bristol

Location: Veterinary School, Langford

Service: Water Treatment

Project Outline:

The aim for the project was to undertake the construction of the gravel filter bed combined with a series of Swales in order to provide adequate treatment.

Reedbed and compost treatment system

The University of Bristol Veterinary School operates a farm with a large dairy unit. The run-off from this unit had caused a pollution incident in the local watercourse and it was decided that this would be treated in a wetland treatment system, consisting of a gravel filter bed followed by a series of grassland Swales. 

The University were also constructing a composting area for their Langford site which necessitated treating the run-off through a series of treatment beds — ending in a willow soak-away, so as not to contaminate the local watercourse.

JPR Environmental undertook the construction of the gravel filter bed combined with a series of Swales in order to provide adequate treatment to the yard run-off prior to entering the local stream. A separate treatment bed was constructed, lined & planted to treat the compost run-off from their animal housing and landscaping at the Veterinary School at Langford. 

All excavated materials were landscaped locally to reduce the environmental and monetary costs of soils being taken to landfill.

Services at JPR Environmental


We are experienced at creating well formed ecosystems with an aim of increasing biodiversity in an area.


We use multiply different methods for bank reconstruction and protection depending on project.


One of our core services involves designing, creating and maintaining wetland pond, lakes and reservoirs.


Enhancements is understanding that a location can house an environment and implementing it.


Desilting is the process of removing  silt, sludge and other materials that have deposited in the watercourse over time


Water treatment includes using reeds as part of the process in treating waste water and improving water treatment.

Habitat Creation

Erosion Control

Wetland Creation

Habitat Restoration


Water Treatment

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