Wastewater Management: Off-Site

Challenge

The alternative to septic systems is most often the construction of a large-scale, centralized municipal sewerage system. Suitable for urban density, such infrastructure projects are extraordinarily cost prohibitive to build and maintain in low density rural communities and are traditionally not engineered to operate on a smaller community/rural settlement scale.

Opportunity & Response

In an effort to address the fundamental challenge faced by traditional infrastructure implementations, Rural Studio will serve as the location of a pilot decentralized wastewater treatment system demonstration project. The project consists of the installation and management of an innovative, clustered and decentralized wastewater treatment system that can be used to connect neighboring infrastructure in a single system that will collect, treat, and reuse water – effectively reducing maintenance costs for the entire community. 

Implementation