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Tidal Flow Wetland Living Machine System

Based on the principles of wetland ecology, Living Machine Systems’ patented tidal process cleans water, making the Living Machine® the most energy-efficient system to meet high quality reuse standards.

The Tidal Flow Wetland Living Machine® incorporates a series of wetland cells, or basins, filled with special gravel that promotes the development of micro-ecosystems. These highly flexible cells may be integrated into exterior landscaping or built into a building or greenhouse. As water moves through the system, the cells are alternately flooded and drained to create multiple tidal cycles each day, much like natural wetlands, resulting in high quality reusable water. The micro-ecosystems within the cells efficiently remove nutrients and solids from the wastewater, resulting in high quality effluent. The final polishing stage, which involves filtration and disinfection, leaves water crystal clear and ready for reuse.  Online sensors continuously monitor water quality and chlorine residuals to ensure that reclaimed water is completely safe.

Although a typical Living Machine® system recycles thousands of gallons of water a day, everything occurs below the wetland surface. All the casual observer sees are lush, vibrant plantings. The final polishing stage, which involves filtration and disinfection, leaves water crystal clear and ready for reuse. Online sensors continuously monitor water quality and chlorine residuals to ensure that reclaimed water is completely safe.