Veticon | Boonah Sewage Plant
Australia Vetiver grass design experts for erosion & sediment control, wastewater treatment & disposal, and soil & water rehabilitation.
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Boonah Sewage Plant

About This Project

 

BOONAH SEWAGE PLANT

 

THE ISSUE

The old sewage effluent treatment plant needed to be upgraded, in order to comply with new EPA standards for discharge to a local watercourse. The plant serves a rural town in Queensland with the capacity to dispose of 600 000L of sewage effluent per day.

 

THE VETIVER SOLUTION

Following extensive research, evaluation and costing, the Boonah Council accepted a Vetiver System Phytoremediation solution. Veticon Consulting designed 3 blocks of Vetiver, planted in hedgerows on contour lines, with a surface flow irrigation system. The irrigation system was designed for the effluent to flow down the slope, spreading out along the Vetiver rows.

 

THE RESULT

This 4-hectare site has successfully treated 600KL of effluent per day over the past 5 years, and has the capacity to treat more. The Vetiver System solution was the most effective, low cost and environmentally friendly option.

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, WASTEWATER