Water Wise or Wasted Opportunites?
BBC Radio 4's Archers serial has Pat and Tony Archer installing a WET system (Wetland Ecosystem Treatment) on their dairy farm to deal with the highly polluting effluent streams from the various food processing operations, the cost is going to be around 20,000 GBP but will enable the farm to meet tough water quality standards. WET installations are proven to be low cost and effective way's of dealing with mixed and very strong sewage wastes plus additional grey and rainwater effluent streams. They are ideal for individual sites and for developments housing up to 400 people. If this is the case why are we not installing these on ALL new housing developments? Surely while the infrastructure is going in the opportunity to install a WET system in conjunction with grey/rain water harvesting and distribution is very cost effective.
Is it simply a case that the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing and the house builder is not responsible for this part of the site development, effectively taking over the site once the 'damage' has been done?Mark Harrison