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Low Pressure Pipe Distribution

The LPP system that is on display was designed for a wastewater loading rate that is typical for a three bedroom home.  The system is elevated to allow trainees to view all the components of a properly installed system.  During training sessions potable water, which simulates wastewater, is pumped through the system. 

The LPP pump tank and distribution lines. Each of the laterals
were place at different elevations to demonstrate a system
on a sloped terrain.

Close-up of a LPP lateral and ball valve.

      Distal end of a LPP lateral during a demonstration.

Tour the Displays

Conventional Gravity Systems

Low Pressure Pipe  (LPP)

Drip Dispersal

Grand Opening Pictures

NOWRA Field Trip