One of the most important aspects of an eco-development is proper management of your wastewater.
Common practice in Indonesia is to use septic tanks with no floors. This leeches wastewater into everyone’s water source, and without proper treatment these water sources become contaminated and this is one of the root causes of e-coli related diseases that causes serious health challenges nationwide. Some coastal facilities dispose of their wastewater directly into the ocean which has serious impacts on coral reefs.
The risks of these methods have a very high impact on the local population, visitors and the environment. It is critical that everyone disposes of their wastewater properly.
Creating your own ecological wastewater treatment on site
Alam Santi offers training on this subject and can teach you and your development team how to design and implement a solution to managing your waste-water in an eco friendly way.
Co-founder of Alam Santi Petra Schneider had this to say during an interview on solid waste management:
What is the best way to manage waste-water on site?
Two Part answer. First the principle of ecological wastewater management is to return as much nutrients as possible back to the ecosystem while ensuring your system is not going to cause any risk of spreading diseases. Waste-water is super rich in nutrients which is food for various types of plants but can also be a breeding ground for things such as mosquitoes and other things which can spread diseases.
There is no cookie cutter solution that will provide the best option on all types of sites.
Selecting the best waste-water treatment for a site involves considering a few factors, such as the type of soil on your site, whether there are fresh-water shortages on your site, whether it is important for you to grow plants with your waste-water and your available budget.
What are the benefits of waste-water gardens?
Benefits of waste-water gardens are they allow you to put valuable nutrients from human waste products, i.e pee and poo, back into the ecosystem as plant food. They also provide a great way of reusing waste-water for landscape irrigation in a safe way.
Wastewater: A Solution
This is an ongoing issue which will not be solved with traditional methods. Alam Santi has installed Eco-logical wastewater treatment solutions on a multitude of projects and is always keen to help people manage their wastewater correctly.
Contact Alam Santi to discuss your wastewater treatment needs.