Aims of a WET System design
Low-entropy pollution control
The purification of wastewater with minimal, or no non-renewable energy use. As energy - normally electricity - is not used in the purification process the cost savings can be significant.
Many of our WET Systems have paid for themselves, in either energy savings or by the harvesting and sale of the coppiced willow wands, or both.
The creation of a beautiful, species-rich ecosystem and wildlife habitat which gives greatly enhanced biodiversity to the local environment. The WET System provides a refuge for frogs, toads and newts, as well as a large variety of insects and pond life which in turn attracts many species of bird.
The generation of a biomass resource the willow can be coppiced and the wands harvested, as can many of the reed and sedge species, and these can be used for a range of traditional and contemporary crafts.
The willow coppice can also be used as a fuel for simple rocket stoves, biochar producing rocket stove retorts and other types of biomass boiler, or chipped for a variety of uses - to fuel woodchip boilers or as a bedding material for stock.
Each WET System can also be used as a working example of sustainable wastewater purification and as an educational resource.
Constructed Wetland Ecosystems:
Integrated Wastewater Purification, Resource Production and
Resilient and Regenerative Whole Site Water Reticulation Systems Design.
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