Let's talk about sewage and regeneration!
Sadeh’s loos, laundry, taps etc, like many other countryside properties, currently drain into a septic tank system which is located under ground as most countryside properties are not connected to mains sewage. The septic tanks should be emptied approximately twice a year but soakaways often get blocked and ours has had to be emptied at least once a week for a few years. A big truck has to drive up our countryside road pushing diesel into the air out of its exhaust pipe once to twice a week. It sucks out all the 'dirty' water, which is now filled with a potentially useful product (nitrogen from all our wee which is very useful for growing lovely, nutrient rich, organic veg), and drives off disposing of it somewhere in a potentially harmful way. This whole processes eats produces lots of carbon and wastes a very useful product.
But we have a SOLUTION!
The WET system is a much more sustainable and long term solution to the soakaway which will enhance the landscape, build new habitats, increase biodiversity, build soil and end in a gorgeous, big, swimming pond! The existing septic tank will discharge its wastewater into the WET system for final treatment and reuse. The WET system is a system of swales/ditches and heavily planted banks where the water is simultaneously purified by the plant roots and soil as the 'waste' matter is channelled past, while keeping the plants watered as it soaks slowly through the system ending in a large, clean, pond. This system is created and built by Jay at Biologic design.