Reuse of reclaimed water for corn irrigation
4 June, 2050
Waste water source
Municipal wastewater is used from the Aureilhan wastewater treatment plant.
The distribution system should supply the experimental fields that belong to 2 different farmers. However, many issues have araised with social acceptability and the position of the distribution network. The distribution systems were not installed yet by mid-2020.
Arable land with corn, cultivated intensively.
Waste water treatment description
Nutrient removal : Activated sludge
Pesticide removal : none
Disinfection : UV and gravity driven membrane filtration
Suspended solids removal : Primary treatment : Grit removal, screening, de-oilling
The potential capacity is around 3,700 m³/day.
Extent of the agricultural beneficiaries
10 ha of arable land is irrigated with the reclaimed water.
The total budget of the project is 5 million euros, the cost of the reclaimed water isn’t known yet.
Type of agreement
Seen the explorational status of the project, a consortium agreement was made between the project partners.
The project website provides an overview of the analyses of water and soil samples: link to database
Installation has started in 2018 but is now stopped waiting for complementary fundings.