Reed-beds for Sewage and Wastewater Treatment Reed-beds Ponds and Wetlands Waste Water Treatment SUD Systems Water Management Rainwater Harvesting Constructed Wetlands


Welcome to Cress Water Solutions

Welcome to Cress Water Solutions


Reed-beds, or constructed wetlands, are a now well proven, sustainable, low energy, low maintenace solution for sewage treatment and wastewater treatment. There are horizontal flow reed beds, vertical flow reed beds, sub-surface flow reed-beds, overland flow reed beds and reed beds with forced air ventilation. Each has a different purpose in the treatment process. With these systems we can convert your wastewater, using natural ecological processes, into a non-polluting high quality effluent suitable for discharge into our rivers and streams.


We are a solutions focussed company that specialises in the design and installation of reed-beds, ponds and wetlands in a variety of combinations, to solve the many and diverse problems of sewage and wastewater treatment, of surface water run-off and site water management. Appropriately designed, they will produce near river quality water.


We aim to help you take responsibility for your waste using constructed wetlands and demonstrate that your wastewater is a valuable resource which can be converted into secondary quality water. In this way we can together help to protect our natural water environment.


Our quality service and extensive experience in providing sustainable, low maintenance reed bed solutions, gained over the last 20 years, means we can offer proven designs and innovative solutions to meet our clients’ specific requirements.


We offer services in the following major categories:

  • The treatment of sewage and a wide range of polluting wastewater effluents such as dirty-water, leachate, brewery effluent, etc..
  • SUD systems for water management - the attenuation and treatment of surface water run-off and mitigation,
  • The creation of landscaped natural, wildlife and ornamental ponds and water features,
  • Rainwater harvesting and private water supplies,
  • The creation of recyclable, secondary-use water resources,
  • The management and treatment of all water resources on a site.


In the last 20-25 years constructed wetland systems have gained in popularity and recognition and are being used increasingly to treat a huge range of wastewaters - from domestic sewage to the much stronger agricultural and industrial effluents - all to very high standards, and often where package treatment plants are incapable of producing an adequate solution.


We are not, however, committed exclusively to the use of reed-bed systems. Where appropriate or where space constraints prevent the use of a fully developed constructed wetland system, we will utilise modern technology and recommend the use of a suitable package mechanical treatment plant often in conjunction with reed-beds, or ponds, or both.


We design and install constructed wetland systems that keep the process pathways simple, are cost- effective, have low maintenance and operational costs and have a long lifetime value.


“Water in the environment is like blood in the body: and ours is sick. The arteries and veins of our countryside, its rivers and wetlands, are suffering from the equivalent of low blood pressure and blood poisoning. The condition has developed over many years and treatment is now urgent” - Sir David Attenborough


Link to: Constructed Wetlands Association -
Reed bed filtration reed bed maintenance Vertical Flow Reed beds Nitrifying Reed-beds Combination Reed beds Treatment Systems Water Recycling Dirty Water Treatment