Porterville High School’s creative greywater recycling project
13 June 2019
Porterville High School strives to be at the forefront of conservation efforts and started a project to recycle greywater.
In September 2018, Kainos Projects Africa was appointed to design and implement a system to capture existing greywater from the school and hostel and upgrade it in a central plant to irrigation quality.
A process and civil design was completed and in collaboration with Corkon Construction and Ludwig Behm, the installation was completed in January 2019.
The system is operated as a SBR bioreactor and is designed to recover up to 15 000 litres of greywater per day. The treated water will be used to irrigate new olive trees as part of the school's agricultural expansion.
The school thanked the following contractors and donors who brought the vision to fruition: Agrimark, Behm, Corkon and Flying Dutchman Electrical.
Well done to the school for such an innovative and exciting water conservation project. We look forward to tasting the olive’s in the future as well!