Charlottesville, VA – April 20, 2009 – Worrell Water Technologies has announced enhancements to its Next Generation Living Machine system, a proprietary ecological wastewater treatment system. Unlike today’s approach to wastewater treatment, the Living Machine operates as a decentralized, on-site system for water treatment and recycling, creating quality fresh water without chemicals, odor or nasty by-products.
The Living Machine is a ‘turbo-charged’ engineered wetland system which combines the compact footprint of traditional wastewater treatment technologies with the energy efficiency of conventional constructed wetlands. In operation in more than two dozen locations worldwide, the Living Machine system is a patented and trademarked technology offered only by Worrell Water Technologies.
“Let’s face it, water is our next big crisis,” pointed out Tom Worrell, Chairman of Worrell Water Technologies, referring to statistics that show more than 1 billion people worldwide have no access to safe drinking water and 40 percent of people globally deal with water scarcity at some level. “We have to be realistic that centralized water and wastewater treatment systems can simply not handle water demand in the midst of our dwindling water supply. The Living Machine is the wastewater treatment and recycling technology for the 21st century.”
As result of water scarcity, the cost of water is increasing, and many U.S. states are struggling with how to keep up with water demand. In many areas of the country, large amounts of energy and dollars are spent to transport clean water many miles to any location, only to pump it out and send water again many miles away for sewage treatment.
As an alternative, the Living Machine system allows for on-site, local water recycling, reducing demand for treated water and producing fresh water for landscape irrigation, toilet flushing, industrial processes, washing equipment or animal areas, landscape water features (i.e. fish ponds) and other uses.
“Recycling water is high on everyone’s list as water costs rise and availability sinks. The Living Machine allows communities and institutions to locally manage wastewater and significantly reduce water use in an ecologically sound way that is both energy-efficient and aesthetically beautiful,” said William Kirksey, Senior Vice President, Worrell Water Technologies.
The Living Machine customers save on water costs and reduce water usage:
The Living Machine system offers the following benefits over other treatments systems: