Project WE CARE (Wetland Education - Changing Attitudes, Recharging Environment)
On May 7, 2001, the KML General Board approved the construction of a
wetland wastewater treatment facility. With the help of Mr. Dave Flowers,
who designed and built the same type of system for the Riveredge Nature Center at Newburg, this engineered subsurface flow wetland wastewater
treatment system enables us to purify our wastewater and return it,
environmentally safe, into the groundwater. KML's location and
property make this system ideal for both our school and our environment.
Furthermore, our students in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Ecology Club
benefit from the study of this system. The wetland system is a double
blessing. It replaced an aging set of holding tanks used for wastewater
collection. This new wastewater treatment system has no parts to wear
out, is 100% friendly to the environment, and has a life expectancy of
over 30 years.