Secondary House Wastewater Treatment Solution in France?


See below the different options available to you if you have a secondary house in France is in needs of a wastewater treatment solution. Tricel offers three suitable options. Scroll down to read more.


Secondary house in France - wastewater treatment

France, renowned for its picturesque landscapes and commitment to environmental preservation, has long been a pioneer in the realm of wastewater management. As urbanization accelerates and populations grow, the demand for effective wastewater treatment solutions becomes even more critical. This article explores the innovative secondary house wastewater treatment solutions in France, showcasing the nation’s dedication to sustainable development and environmental stewardship.

The Need for Secondary House Wastewater Treatment


Wastewater generated by households contains a diverse array of pollutants, ranging from organic matter to chemicals and pathogens. Traditional centralized wastewater treatment plants handle much of this load, but as urban sprawl continues and rural areas develop, the effectiveness of these systems is strained. Secondary house wastewater treatment systems, also known as decentralized or individual wastewater treatment systems, have emerged as a vital solution to address this challenge.

Regulatory Framework and Innovations in France


France has implemented stringent regulations to ensure the proper functioning and environmental safety of secondary house wastewater treatment systems. These regulations, often tailored to specific regions, establish standards for installation, maintenance, and monitoring.

Innovation has played a pivotal role in France’s wastewater treatment landscape. For instance, there’s a growing trend towards using innovative technologies like membrane bioreactors (MBRs) and aerobic granular sludge systems. These technologies enhance treatment efficiency while minimizing the footprint of the treatment units.


Advantages and Challenges




  1. Environmental Protection: Secondary house wastewater treatment systems mitigate the pollution of local water bodies, safeguarding aquatic ecosystems and public health.
  2. Flexibility: These decentralized systems are versatile, adapting to varying site conditions and providing wastewater treatment to areas beyond the reach of centralized plants.
  3. Resource Recovery: Some systems allow for the recovery of nutrients from treated wastewater, contributing to the circular economy.




  1. Maintenance: Proper maintenance is crucial for the longevity and effectiveness of these systems. Regular inspections and servicing are required.
  2. Technical Expertise: Installation and maintenance demand skilled professionals to ensure proper functioning.
  3. Cost Implications: While decentralized systems are essential, their initial costs can be higher than connecting to a centralized sewer network.


Who is Tricel


Tricel Industrial Group is composed of several companies in 5 European countries. Our products are shipped to over 50 countries. It now counts 35,000 wastewater treatment systems which have been installed in Europe. With more than 15 years of experience, Tricel Industrial Group is a specialist in the wastewater treatment industry.

Tricel France is part of the group since 2011, with the headquarter being installed in Naintré, near Poitiers in Vienne (86) along with a factory. Then, in 2017, a second factory was opened in the southeast, near Avignon (84). Tricel France is now the N°1 of the wastewater treatment plants manufacturer in the market.

We offer two ranges for domestic and commercial use: wastewater treatment plants and compact filters. We are the specialist of non-collective sanitation (ANC) and semi-collective up to 500 Population Equivalent (PE). In France, we work with a strong network of exclusive partners. They organise site visits to determine the best solution for you and offer a free quote. They can also guide you through the French administration, install the wastewater treatment solution and explain to you what you should know. Finally, a yearly contract is available in option for maintenance.

Tricel Seta – compact filter


The compact filter is the solution for secondary houses. It works without electricity and uses the capabilities of the natural coconut fiber as a filter bed to treat your wastewater. The process is simply gravity. It’s also compact with a footprint of 10m² for the FR4 plant. It has to be placed after a septic tank.

The benefits are numerous:

  • Ecological
  • Easy installation
  • No electricity consumption
  • Low frequency of maintenance
  • No smell or noise
  • Warranty on  the tank of 20 years
  • Loan can be requested “éco-prêt à taux 0”


Tricel Seta wastewater treatment

Tricel Seta Simplex – a one tank compact filter


We recently developed a new range of compact filter. No need to install a septic tank before this option. In one tank and still, without electricity, your wastewater is treated. The coconut fiber is used for the filter bed. The main benefits are the following:

  • Ecological
  • Easy installation
  • No electricity consumption
  • Low frequency of maintenance
  • No smell or noise
  • Warranty on  the tank of 20 years
  • Loan can be requested “éco-prêt à taux 0”


Tricel Novo –  wastewater treatment plant

This range is ultra-compact and doesn’t require a septic tank either. Running with electricity, this solution suits better to main residences. The quality of treatment has already been proven and Tricel is N°1 in the market.

  • Compact, the FR6 model is 5m²
  • One tank, light and easy to run
  • GRP resistance
  • No smell and quiet
  • Low yearly costs
  • Follow-up in our system
  • Visual alarm
  • Warranty of 20 years on the tank and 2 years on electric parts.