CBS has a great article on Eco Machine (see video below), a natural way to treat waste water and turn it into clean water that seems to have come out of the faucet. The system uses plants, gravel, sand, bacteria and fish to digest waste, forgoing chemicals that are today’s standard and which are far from ideal.
The Eco Machine is a project run by the Omega Center for Sustainable Living and it cleans up to 40,000 gallons of water per day for the Center. Designed by John Todd, a pioneer in ecological design, this water reclamation system takes inspiration in nature to deal with an issue that all municipalities grapple with.
The great news: the system can be scaled to fit different needs and the Center hopes it will inspire municipalities to go green.
And so do we!