|C. Coimbra photo|
Wetlands Work! designs can be applied in communities in need of sustainable, low cost access to improved water. The water produced from constructed wetlands is usually non-potable but keeps the local environment healthy, and can be treated further to meet WHO drinking water standards. Our flexible models have vast potential especially in off-the-grid rural areas where open space, wind and sunlight are available. A simple system can be set up in several days, cheaply and with locally available materials, using gravity flow – or, if necessary, wind or solar pumping power — and has minimal maintenance needs. Similar principles are used to design systems for other types of wastewater, including certain types of industrial effluents.
--Wetlands Works! website