Reed beds are becoming increasingly popular for the treatment of both industrial and domestic effluents, offering a simple, robust and cost-effective means of wastewater treatment.
Reed beds have been applied to the treatment of domestic effluents in rural communities, where the relatively small volumes of effluent may mean that conventional systems are not cost-effective. Reed beds have also been used in the building of fishing lakes; this is to protect the fishery from water that may be contaminated from agricultural runoff or because of a pollution incident upstream. The same concept are also often applied for water leaving the fishery, this is to ensure good quality water flowing back into the water table.
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