Cleaning Waste Water - Resons for cleaning your waste water if you are a landowner
Water is the life force of People and their planet, Earth. The approach of TNW Environmental to any new development is to assess the water requirements and potential water sources for both the lodge as well as for the local communities in each development region.
  • To keep the soil alive and prevent stagnation and death of microbial activity.
  • To keep our watercourses alive, flowing and oxygenated.
  • To respect the water we do have.
  • To keep our groundwater as free as possible from toxic intervention.
Methods of treating Waste Water
Septic tanks: Conventional bioreactors, blowers, dissolved oxygen and biomass - wonderful systems, expensive to construct and energy intensive.
Anaerobic biodigestors: Great for harvesting gas to cook on, but ineffective in treating e.Coli which require oxygen for breakdown.
Alternative primary treatment systems: peat sogfilters, Lilliputs and Biolytix.
Reedbeds: Potentially carbon-neutral ecosystems comprised of indigenous wetland plants.
Flowforms: Beautiful sculptural forms that oxygenate water and inhibit growth of algae.
Waterlove Projects
Waterlove Projects is a Cape Town-based business that works with constructed reedbeds to clean water either as a primary treatment for sewage and grey water or as a secondary treatment for more densely polluted water e.g. wine cellar waste. The water exiting our systems can be safely discharged into the environment at this ecologically fragile time or it can be recycled back into the community, especially where water shortages are a daily reality.
Spier Wine Estate Spier Wine Estate Delaire Wine Estate
Our reedbeds are affordable, beautiful, healthy and add an abundance of bio-diverse life forms to any system. We work alongside experienced water engineers and organisations intending to make a success of their green technologies. Various man-made and natural solutions are chosen to alleviate toxic build-up and stagnancy in the soil, in plants and in water, above and below the ground.
Our intention is first to mimic nature's healing ways and second, to accelerate and enhance the process. An ecosystem is created with at least a dozen plants, each chosen for their specific cleaning function or supportive role. Discharged water is used to irrigate gardens and crops, as it fulfills DWEA's GS (the Department of Water and Environmental Affairs' General Standard), or fill flush toilets. Further treatment is required to ensure safe drinking water.
Eaglevlei Eaglevlei Thelema
We approach each new job according to its specific requirements and use varying tools to enable the used water to return to natural balance and optimal functioning / peak frequency. We have worked mostly on wine farms in the Western Cape as accreditation processes have put them under intense pressure in recent years, but we believe that this gentler approach to waste water management can be applied to many different scenarios from farmsteads to factories and mines and in both upmarket housing developments and communities of people who live without proper housing and sanitation.
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