Water Purification Eco-Center
Water is one of our most precious resources, and we’re literally flushing it down the drain.
As an alternative to traditional systems, we designed the Water Purification Eco-Center. This facility is an effective on-site wastewater treatment system that captures rainwater and uses it several times before returning it to the soil as clean water.
The facts on clean water
Less than 1% of all water on earth is
potable and available for use
The average American household uses 400 gallons of water per day
How the facility Works
- Rainwater runs off the roof and into a catchment system that flows to a cistern underneath the building.
- The rainwater is then used to flush toilets, after which it flows into another storage tank where water and solid waste are separated.
- The water is sent into a wetland area where the plants and surrounding microbes scrub and clean the wastewater.
- Finally, the clean water flows through a drip-irrigation system to nearby perennial gardens.
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