Waste water reclamation may not be foremost on your mind when it comes to shopping for your new home. Even so, understanding this process, albeit not as glamorous as hardwood flooring and granite countertops, is something every smart homeowner must know when buying a new home.
The benefits of a community waste water reclamation system.
At Henning Estates, we pride ourselves on being a conservation community. Nearly 60% of our entire community has been designated for the preservation and protection of ponds, wetlands, trees and prairie, providing a beautiful setting for you to build your new ranch home. With that at the forefront of our minds, we have chosen to invest in the cleanest, most environmentally friendly waster water management system in existence.
The EPA licensed and regulated system we have invested in offers the latest technology available surrounding community waste water. Our system is environmentally friendly, ensures the ongoing viability of our wetlands and ponds and the treatment process is completely invisible ad odorless to our homeowners.
How The System Works
Waste water from the community is transferred to a series of treatment ponds. Once in those ponds, the water goes through a combination or aeration, filtration and disinfection. This process can take up to 150 days and is nearly and entirely odorless organic process. Once the water has been treated, it is released naturally to irrigate the prairies and woodlands without chemicals. NO solids = NO sludge, NO disposal, NO pollution and NO smell.
Envionmental & Community Benefits
This unique system discharges water rich in nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, all good nutrients plants thrive on. No pollutants can get into the ground water, the process is completely odorless and it also benefits the community by helping to keep the ponds, wetlands and vegetation vibrant without pollutant chemicals. The process also helps with mosquito abatement. In addition, there is no need to worry about backups, overflows or septic tanks.
Maintenance & Costs
Licensed and insured operators are fully responsible for all operations and maintenance of the waste water reclamation and reuse system. The projected maintenance costs, while minimal, are being accrued against a 10-year replacement cycle. This state-of-the-art system was designed to be sufficient to cover all of the homesites within the Henning Estates community.
Who Provides Basic Utility Services?
Basic utilities are available from the areas’ most well-known providers including ComEd, Nicor and Comcast.
When it’s time to move-in to your new home, setting up your basic utility services should be a breeze.