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The design of a bespoke sewage treatment system for the development of a first-class flying facility for pilots, students and enthusiasts at a historic family-owned airfield in Perthshire, Scotland.

Client Overview

Once home to the famous T in the Park music festival, Balado Airfield is still a very busy corner of Perthshire. Balado is a centrally located airfield, catering for increasing flights by light and microlight aircraft. Improvements are being made to the buildings including to the hangers and control tower.


Located near Loch Leven at Kinross, the water environment is particularly sensitive to phosphorus produced from wastewater. Coupled with the high level of groundwater found on site, a mound soakaway had been initially proposed to disperse the effluent on the ground. Located on low lying, flat ground, the client did not want to have a mound on the airfield that would have to be maintained. To combat this prospect, Viltra enforced innovative designs, delivering a bespoke flush system, preserving the air-fields equilibrium.

Our Solution

Viltra designed a bespoke sewage treatment solution to deal with both the phosphorus reduction and a drip infiltration system that, under pressure, emits treated effluent direct into the topsoil. This unique product provides the client with a high level of treatment as well as maintaining the level topography characteristic of the site.

Viltra is proud to play its part in the development plan to create a first-class flying facility for pilots, students and enthusiasts for decades to come at this historic family-owned airfield in Perthshire.

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At Viltra, we are specialists in separating waste and water. Whether you have an individual household, a business or a development, we all need and rely on water, we all create and dispose of waste and we all must keep these two worlds apart.

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