Reed Bed Drainage System

Reed Bed Drainage System
Reed Bed Drainage System

The Reed Bed treats all waste liquids from the EpiCentre. The common Reed (australis phragmites) planted in gravel pools develops bacterial colonies around the roots – these bacteria digest sewage, detergents etc in the water. Clean water is collected in a well and be used for watering the gardens. The system is self contained and does not overflow into the beck.

Thanks to Yorkshire Ecological Solutions for help with this Reed Bed.

Close up of the Reed Bed Drainage System
Close up of the Reed Bed Drainage System