How a Typical Designed Ecosystem for Wastewater Treatment Works:
- Nutrient rich water from toilets, showers and sinked is collected in an underground septic tank.
- The solids settle and the uppermost water is pumped into the primary treatment cell.
- Treatment cells may be constructed wetlands, vegetated soil filters or a combination system.
- Water flows through the cells, soils and plant roots.
- Filtered water is stored in a cistern underground where collected rainwater can added.
- Chlorine is added to the cleansed water.
- Clean water is released as needed for reuse to flush toilets, irrigate a landscape or for aesthetic landscape features.
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