Project

Water circle 't Hof Bellewaerde

Duration
07 December 2020 → 31 December 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Tourism management
  • Engineering and technology
    • Water engineering not elsewhere classified
    • Environmental technologies
    • Sustainable development
Keywords
Phytoparking constructed wetland waste water treatment water reuse
 
Project description

't Hof Bellewaerde, an old farm, will be converted into a small camping site with space for 29 campers or caravans, 15 tents and 32 beds in a hostel. The property is 3.3ha and is located on an archaeological site of World War I, which is why disturbance of the soil must be limited. Since utilities are excluded for 't Hof Bellewaerde and because the owners also want to keep their ecological footprint as small as possible, the waste water from the toilets and the communal sanitary block will be purified by a Phytoparking. This is an aerated constructed wetland that is placed under a parking lot. This purified waste water will subsequently be reused for toilet flushing. This ecological approach ensures that the impact on the site is minimal. During the project, the efficiency of the Phytoparking will be monitored, and a cost-benefit analysis will be made.