STILLWATER, MINN. — Naturally Wallace Consulting (NWC) is part of the team donating services to provide an improved wastewater treatment system at the Hospital Bienfaisance De Pignon in Pignon, Haiti. The pro bono project features a constructed wetland treatment system designed by NWC and utilizing local labor and materials. Marc Henkel, NWC associate, is going to Haiti to help build the system along with Herb Sikkink of Hinckley, Minn.
Due to limited access to a reliable power supply, it was desirable to install the low operation and maintenance-constructed wetland system on land adjacent to the hospital. Hospital wastewater will be collected and directed to a septic tank and effluent from the tank will flow by gravity to a constructed wetland and then to a seepage field. Construction of the project will be initiated in spring 2011.
The project is being directed by Promise for Haiti, a nationwide charity, and is critical in keeping the hospital fully functioning. According to Promise for Haiti, the project could not have been completed without the generous donation of engineering services by NWC and the onsite plumbing services provided by Herb Sikkink.