A recent column on alternative means of treating waste has attracted a deal of reaction, which is not surprising given the ongoing outcry about charges for septic tanks.

In that column, the focus was on integrated constructed wetland systems (ICW) which are working successfully in different parts of country and are dealing with waste from private houses, farms, and commercial enterprises. The systems involve the free flow of water through a number of ponds, with plants aiding the treatment process….The Irish Examiner….16/04/12…..read full article..