After months of planning, sourcing, talking to vendors etc., the prototype for the rainwater harvesting (RWH) and grey water recycling (GWR) systems is up. This prototype combines both systems into a single framework (pun intended) and is intended for testing the components and process flow as a coherent whole. Though the final design in the "actual" project will appear very different, this prototype and the actual system basically share the same elements and process flow.
Our SP Library has kindly allowed the prototype to be placed in their garden for testing. Bravo to them!
Figure 1: Figure shows the mini grey water recycling system incorporating plants as the "filters" in 3 separate cells. In the background, you can see the book shelves of the library. If this prototype proves successful, it may be placed as it is for the long term as an educational tool for our students. Posters will then be fixed strategically to explain the capabilities of the system and how it works.
Figure 2: To polish up the grey water and the rainwater, off-the-shelf filters are installed. Depending on the quality of your input and the desired quality of your output (what do you want to use your treated water for?), these filters may not be necessary.