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Floating Community Wastewater Treatment in Asia

Taber Hand of Wetlands Work! in Cambodia will field test a waste water treatment system that uses floating "pods" similar to children's wading pools that are filled with wetland plants and moving water and sit directly under the toilet of houseboats in floating villages in Southeast Asia. Bacteria that reside in the plant roots create a biofilm which traps organic matter and begins a food chain which breaks down the waste and cleans the water.

More information about Create the Next Generation of Sanitation Technologies (Round 7)

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