Inspired by nature, Sustainable Water specializes in the application of ecological treatment technologies. Mimicking what nature has done for billions of years helps us improve water quality, lower system energy demands, and create wastewater treatment solutions that can serve as a centerpiece of our communities.
Hydroponic reactors utilize plant racks suspended over aerated wastewater tanks to provide substrate for treatment microorganisms. Sustainable Water has developed a palette of plant species that naturally grow long roots in this wastewater environment. The roots provide surface area and supplemental oxygen for treatment biofilms. Our research has found that plant roots provide more surface area per cubic meter than synthetic media typically found in MBBRs. Click here to learn more.
Patented by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), ReCip was the first fill-and-drain wetland treatment system. These systems are attractive, odor-free, and low-maintenance systems capable of producing reuse water quality in a very compact footprint. Due to the patented fill-and-drain aeration process ReCip systems are among the most energy efficient wastewater treatment systems. These systems can be adapted to nearly any site – urban or rural. System designs have ranged between 1,000 and 300,000 gallons per day. Click here to learn more.