Integrated Aqua Systems, Inc., in collaboration with Advanced Aquaculture, recently completed a design-build-supply-commission project for the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens water conservation initiative. The Brooklyn Botanic Water Garden filtration project included an INTEGRATED™ Perma-bead, skid mounted filtration & UV disinfection system to keep recycled water clean and clear. The system features a 440 GPM Perma-Bead filter with auto-backwash and water quality monitoring, creating a sustainable model for other urban gardens and ponds.
The ground breaking new model focuses on mitigating combined sewer overflow (keeping unwanted effluent out of local waterways), a rising concern for urban sustainability departments worldwide. The systems infrastructure captures rainwater from the gardens 52-acre water shed and utilizes both biological and mechanical filtration through Perma-Bead media to improve water quality. The system not only gives the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens a way to filter the water, but also reuse the water that is collected in the process; thus lowering BBG’s water consumption by almost 20 million gallons each year.