Hear from Ben Kele, Co-founder and Director of Arris Water, a company specialising in on-site and decentralised water treatment and recycling systems, as he discusses passive and low-input wastewater systems including:
- What are passive and low-input wastewater systems?
- Why opt for a passive and/or low-input wastewater system?
- What water quality do they generate?
- An Australian passive/low input wastewater system case study.

More information below.


Ben Kele

Arris Water

Ben is the Director at Arris Water and completing his PhD at Central Queensland University. Ben has 20 years’ experience in the water industry and has researched, built and operated a wide range of ... Read more

Dendra Best

WasteWater Education 501(C)3

Dendra is an experienced Executive Director with over 20 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry. She is a member of the Water Environment Federation and its Hawaii affiliate and has ... Read more

Natalie Wolfe-Rackemann

Arris Water

Natalie has varied experience in the mining industry, as well as conducting environmental surveys in freshwater systems. Key skills include: Knowledge of freshwater systems and Drinking Water ... Read more

Richard Williamson

Arris Water

Richard is an accomplished sales management and business development professional with over 12 years of working experience in the wastewater industry. Richard actively works with our residential an... Read more

Jacqueline Frizenschaf

Water Research Australia

Jacqueline has been in the water resources and water quality business for over 25 years. After completing degrees in hydrology and water resources engineering in Germany and the USA, her professional ... Read more

Passive and low-input wastewater systems are a type of wastewater treatment system that operate with minimal energy inputs, relying on natural processes to treat wastewater. These systems utilise passive treatment methods such as plants, gravel, and soil to remove contaminants and treat wastewater.

Water utilities can benefit from choosing passive and low-input wastewater systems due to their cost-effectiveness and low energy requirements. These systems can also be implemented in areas where traditional wastewater treatment infrastructure is not feasible, such as in rural or remote areas.

The water quality produced by passive and low-input wastewater systems can vary depending on the specific design and implementation. However, these systems can produce effluent that meets certain water quality standards and can be used for non-potable purposes such as irrigation and toilet flushing.

Overall, passive and low-input wastewater systems offer practical and sustainable solutions for water utilities seeking to treat wastewater in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner. These systems can be implemented in a variety of settings and can produce effluent that meet certain water quality standards.

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