Peru, Chincha, Treatment of domestic effluent of 55 residents and employees of a nursing home

  • Adapted „French system“ for a nursing home, Hogar de Ancianos Sta. Ana y San Joaquín y Asociación Ayuda Me Perú
  • All treated wastewater is reused for irrigation of agricultural used area
  • The 2 staged wetland system treats the domestic effluent of 55 residents and employees
  • The pre-treatment is carried out on the surface of an planted, vertical flowed gravel bed wetland with 2 charging points, used alternately (2 and 2 days)
  • The post-treatment is carried out in an planted vertical flowed sand bed wetland with 4 divisions to maintain always the biologically activity in all parts of the wetland

Design, Construction and Operation and mantainmance by Rotaria del Perú, online monitoring by SCADAweb

Additional Info

  • In operation since: 2011
  • Type of wastewater treated: Domestic, office/industry
  • Type of wastewater (other): typical fresh domestic wastewater /bathroom, kitchen, lavatory, pumped with a macerator
  • Hydraulic load: 18 m³/day
  • Organic load (PE): 55 PE
  • Location: Peru, Chincha, Grocio Prado
  • Client: German NGO “Ayuda Me Perú”
  • Stage 1 type: French system
  • Stage 1 surface area (m²): 2 x 30 m²
  • Stage 2 type: Vertical flow, unsaturated
  • Stage 2 surface area (m²): 57 m²
  • Needs:

    LAck of water for irrigation

  • Solution:

    Treated effluent for irrigation by applying the french system

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