The Vienne Water and Wastewater Authority has just contracted MSE, a Veolia Water subsidiary, to build the plant to treat the wastewater from Les Trois Moutiers and the future Vienne Center Parcs holiday village. The plant is designed with a population equivalent capacity of 8,000 of which 6,500 for Center Parcs.
Built along the main access road to the leisure center, this plant will be based on the Organica system that combines conventional wastewater treatment technology with an ecosystem: the roots of plants growing under a glasshouse and extending up to depth of 1.5 meters into the effluent encourage the development of bacteria and living organisms. Covering a limited surface area, the overall facility will treat the pollution in the wastewater, while also consuming less energy than a conventional wastewater treatment plant.
Complying with landscape integration criteria for an open environment, nitrogen discharge standards and the absence of any outflow in the summer period, this treatment plant is totally ecological and fully respects the sustainable development criteria adopted for the Vienne Center Parcs holiday village.
The future wastewater treatment plant for Les Trois Moutiers and the Vienne Center Parcs is scheduled to enter service in 2015. One year later, the first sludge produced by the plant will be spread as fertilizer.
Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader in water and wastewater services. Specialized in outsourcing services for municipal authorities, as well as industrial and service companies, it is also one of the world's major designers of technological solutions and constructor of facilities needed in water and wastewater services. With 89 094 employees, Veolia Water provides water service to 100 million people and wastewater service to 71 million. Its 2012 revenue amounted to € 12,078 billion.
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