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Installation of evapotranspiration systems at Irrundgadgi community, Nullagine

McGrath, D.R. (1991) Installation of evapotranspiration systems at Irrundgadgi community, Nullagine. In: Seminar on appropriate technology for remote communities, 28 August

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Irrungadgi community is a small fringedweller settlement situated on the outskirts of Nullagine, some 200km north of Newman. The community is comprised of nine houses with separate ablution facilities. As part of an upgrading programme for the community, a wet area was added on to each of the houses, comprising a shower, flushing toilet and laundry area. Wastewater from the houses was disposed of in leach drains for seven of the houses. Two houses were installed with Evapotranspiration (ET) systems to dispose of household effluent. The ET systems were installed in May 1991 and planting took place in July 1991.

This report briefly outlines the installation of and planting of the ET systems at Irrungadgi, the problems encountered and those likely to be encountered in system functioning and monitoring.

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