Water recycling takes into account all three phases of purifying, reclaiming and reusing resources.

During purification of water, valuable resources, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, are extracted and stored. These nutrients are reclaimed as fertilizer for later use, while the purified water is also reused. Therefore, both water and nutrients are being recycled.

Purification of water using natural methods is made even more environmentally significant by the reclamation and reuse of both water and nutrients.

Conventional wastewater treatment is expensive because of the energy required to transport and treat wastewater at a large central facility, and wasteful because valuable nutrients and in particular, the water itself, are not reclaimed and reused as they are in nature’s own processes. Water for drinking and all other uses must be purified in a separate facility and then distributed to the very locations which generate wastewater. This kind of centralization of water processing is costly, both in monetary and environmental terms.


This amphibian called Newt, lives part of his life on land and part in the water, cycling through two phase of life