|"Liquid effluent runs from the septic tank under the ground you are
standing on, This effluent enters the reed bed that is situated on the far side of the
field from where you are reading this notice. The bed which is 40 foot square is filled to
the depth of nearly 3 foot with different grades of gravel and the whole is contained in a
Planted in this gravel are 400 Phragmites Australis reeds and
although they die back in winter, their root system continues to digest or
"polish" the effluent in the liquid and allows relatively clean water to emerge
into a catchment pit on the lower left hand side of this bed.
From there it is allowed to seep into the River Gannel that runs to the south of the
field. This water which is analysed regularly, meets the stringent standards demand by
South East Water."