How a Septic System Works
When it doesn't make sense to build an entire sewage collection and treatment system, septic systems are the go-to option. Simple but effective, these combinations of tank and soil remove solids from waste and send wastewater into the ground, where filtration, microbial activity and time eventually render clean water. It all seems a bit miraculous, given what we're working with. But for all the impressive work septic systems do, few people - even some of their users - really know how they…
How to Make a Vermicomposting Flush Toilet - Total Survival
Quinta do Vale is an an off-grid permaculture project of 2.5ha in the mountains of Central Portugal and an evolving demonstration/experimentation site for many aspects of sustainable living.They created a composting toilet system with a flush toilet, a worm-composting bin and a filter bed. Nothing is wasted and the garden is given nutrient dense organic … How to Make a Vermicomposting Flush Toilet Read More »
The World's Most Beautiful Wastewater Treatment Plant
The Omega Center for Sustainable Living operates as a wastewater treatment plant and is probably the most beautiful wastewater treatment plant in the world.