France-based water company Veolia Water’s subsidiary MSE has won a contract from the Vienne Water and Wastewater Authority (SIVEER) to construct a wastewater facility based on its Organica system.
The plant will be built in Les Trois-Moutiers commune, in the Poitou-Charentes region in western France, to treat wastewater from Les Trois Moutiers and Vienne Center Parcs holiday village.
The wastewater facility has been designed with a capacity for 8,000 people, of which 6,500 is for Center Parcs.
The Organica system blends conventional wastewater treatment technology with an ecosystem.
As part of the technology, the roots of plants are grown under a glasshouse and running up to depths of 1.5m into the effluent to promote the growth of bacteria and living organisms to treat the effluent.
The facility will treat contamination in wastewater, while consuming less energy compared to a conventional wastewater plant.