Installed by Zenplumb
Here's a WORMWORX 3000L Gravity Wastewater Treatment System we installed at The Patch, VIC. This is a new-build project which will be using recycled shipping containers for the entire house construction; so we are quite excited to see this project roll out. My client contacted Zenplumb as he was in search of a wastewater system that reflected the same ethos of low-impact, environmentally conscious design.
The vent-riser for this WORMWORX system will be installed later, adjacent to the house in a concealed location, as a decking will be built over the WORMWORX system. The deck will include an access hatch to allow my client to add his food scraps to the worm colony.
In making his selection, my client also wanted a system that did not require the three year pump-out sequence which a standard Septic system calls for. This system's greatest qualities are in its simplicity; no moving parts, just a healthy microclimate of worms and aerobic microbes working together through the mutualistic relationship of aerobic digestion.
This property has a beautiful ephemeral creek at the rear boundary. Therefore, his chosen system runs through a Sand Filter for Secondary Treatment; to achieve 20/30 wastewater purification. The final stage of recycling continues through a Subsurface Irrigation Field of 230m2 on contour.