Questions relating to the water usage during camps on country

Saibai Island, TSIRC Water and Sanitation Questions relating to the water usage during camps on country

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    Darcy Garnett
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      Hi there

      Our group is currently researching the greywater management systems in place on sabai island, attempting to find an solution in which greywater used during group camps on for showering,laundry, etc. is treated and reused instead of simply ending up in the surrounding enviroment potentially causing damage.

      1) Currently what sources of greywater are there on the group camps?

      2) What negative impacts have the current greywater management systems had?

      3) What potential cultural limitations might there be in the implementation of a solution. e.g. would small public facilities be viable?, would a solution be limited by cultural practices?

      Thankyou in advance

      Darcy

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      Jean Aquinde
      Keymaster

        Hi Darcy,

        Based on our recent chat with a TSIRC staff, we have confirmed that there’s no greywater management system in place in Saibai island.

        I encourage you to research the pros and cons of installing above ground vs. below ground greywater systems and evaluate what’s most suitable based on Saibai’s geology, topography and other design considerations. This handbook on Urban Greywater Design and Installation is a must read!

        Respecting country: A sustainable waste strategy for First Nation communities is a great resource that covers the shared strategy of waste management for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander councils and their communities.

        I hope this helps!

        Regards,
        Jean

        • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 4 days ago by Jean Aquinde.
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