Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Ellerslie Show: Water Treatement Train

A demonstration water treatment train -- a scaled down version of what has been proposed for the city -- was displayed at the Ellerslie Show.

As Christchurch has grown, the amount of impervious surface area such as roofs and car parks that channel water straight into the stormwater system has increased. The water treatment train will demonstrate how plants and substrates can be used to detain, filter and reduce the amount of stormwater and suspended contaminants that flow into the drains and waterways.