The Living Machine

An ecological wastewater treatment facility

There are many different ways of processing sewage ecologically, including reed bed systems and compost toilets. One such method is called the Living Machine, Pioneered by US ecological designer Dr John Todd in the 1970s, the Living Machine works by mimicking a natural wetland system.

Swales - harvesting rainwater to rep

Rain water harvesting into the ground/ contour ridges/ swales

The ‘S’ Principles: Looking at the rain as the main source of water, we need to harvest it at the source by slowing it down and stopping it from flowing using swales and mulch or ground cover. Swales are ditches on the ground that are dug truly on contour.

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