Flow Path

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.