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First Grey Water

2018 Villa Lia, San Antonio de Areco, Buenos Aires, Argentina

EES N° 3 “Mariano Ustariz”, Villa Lía, San Antonio de Areco. Students: Joaquín Giménez, Rocío Gimenez, Morena Ludovico, Tobías Farías

The project focuses on the environmental problem of how laundry water is handled, in a town without sewers. As a field task, students analyzed and quantified the scale of the problem being investigated. Proposed solutions to address this issue include an awareness campaign about the effects and possible solutions to the treatment of soapy water, and the development of grey water treatment module by using small homemade wetlands. Simultaneously, a dry phytoremediation swamp is being built at the school to treat grey waters from school bathrooms.