Water Purification Eco-Center

A revolutionary on-site wastewater treatment system.


Water Purification Eco-Center (WPEC) is a revolutionary on-site wastewater treatment system that captures rainwater and uses it several times before returning it to the soil as clean water. The pilot project located at Rodale Institute is a learning tool that will dramatically change the way we think about and treat water.

The WPEC employs constructed wetlands to develop new ways for wastewater treatment. Constructed wetlands are a little-known, yet incredibly efficient way to deal with all those things we flush down our pipes. Less in-your-face than a composting toilet, this literally green method for sewage treatment cycles nutrients and water through the landscape creating greater fertility, ecological vibrancy and cleaner groundwater.

Explore details about the project with the right-hand column navigation, or read the booklet: