A slope enabled us to construct a wetland which does not consume any electricity. The sewage flows through a multi-chambered septic tank, a slug feeder shaft and the planted soil. After that, the purified water is collected in a basin and finally used for irrigating the grounds.
Señora Maria Paz in El Médano, Tenerife
We frequently meet people who behave on the basis of moral convictions rather than governmental requests. Señora Maria Paz is a telling example: She lives in the middle of the small town El Médano in the south of Tenerife. Even though there is no such thing as a sewer, she is purifying her wastewater by means of a constructed wetland and uses the treated water to irrigate her garden.