About this Project
We designed and supervised the construction of an advanced wastewater treatment system for the main public university campus in the City of Oaxaca, in the Central Valley of Oaxaca in Southern Mexico. The project was constructed as a demonstration project using a three stage wastewater treatment system employing an up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket digester (UASB), and an integrated pond and constructed wetland treatment system. Treated effluent is used to irrigate ornamental landscaping and turf on the campus. The facility is managed by the School of Science and used as a living laboratory for several environmental studies related courses offered at the university and as a training facility for local communities.