Testing of Playa Viva's underground water systems indicate the presence of more high quality potable water than we could ever use. Playa Viva is focused on the smart use and treatment of this valuable resource. Playa Viva is collaborating with Michael Ogden, an expert on constructed wetlands, and his firm NSI. Constructed wetlands are a highly energy-efficient technique for treating raw sewage with local plant species combined with gravel and sand filtration. Working with Dr. Gerardo Ceballos, our team biologist, they're designing a constructed wetland that will not only treat all of Playa Viva's wastewater back to near-potable quality, but will also use that same water to restore the wetlands and irrigate deteriorated ecosystems.
Additional water access and treatment measures include: