Faculty Advisor

Traver, Robert W.


This project designed and implemented a sustainable treatment system for the wastewater at the Escuela Agrícola San Francisco de Asís. Using site analysis, interviews, and water quality testing, the original state of the system was determined. A plan was made and installed to repurpose an old pool into an ecological filter for the treatment of over 33% of the total wastewater the school produces. In conjunction with the pool, floating treatment wetlands were made to clean up the existing wastewater pond. Recommendations for maintenance, additions, decontamination, and site renovations are included within this report.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Undergraduate Studies