Delivery partner on the national pilot scheme for Sludge Drying Reed Beds
Added August 12, 2019
Glan Agua and MEIC are delighted to be Irish Waters delivery partner for the national pilot scheme for Sludge Drying Reed Beds.
The below photo shows one of our sites in Carlow which is nearing completion. The reed bed acts as a natural filter for the sludge that comes out of wastewater treatment plants. This eliminates the need for the removal of the sludge off-site for separate processing.
This low tech, chemical free method of dealing with waste water sludge is the only truly sustainable method available. This cost-saving system will have numerous environmental, compliance, performance and financial benefits. Among those is the removal of tankers carrying sludge from the roads, habitat creation at the treatment plant, greater controls for the caretaker on site, greater compliance and reduction in overflow to rivers.