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Monday, May 17, 2010

Delaware Solid Waste Authority Landfill Phyto-Cap

"The Delaware Solid Waste Authority ... is near completion of an environmentally green project of constructing a landfill phyto-cap (vegetative covering) over a landfill for the purpose of treating leachate generated by rainwater and decomposition of materials at the Solid Waste Management Center in Sandtown, Del."

" ... generates an average of 8,000 gallons of leachate each day. ... natural cap, technically known as a “phyto cap” was the answer utilizing an environmentally friendly leachate treatment system that avoids having to transport and store the waste."
" ... The phyto cap is 25-acres in size and consists of man-made wetlands and over 10,000 planted trees that play a crucial role in the water recycling process. ..."

Via: Water Efficiency LINK

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