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.