This response to a DEWPoint helpdesk enquiry provides a list of plants
which could be used in small treatment gardens for the treatment of
effluent from septic tanks in Indonesia (Sumatra). Latin and common
names are given, together with an indication of their usefulness
(nitrogen/phosphorus absorption, ornamental or to aid mosquito control).
The plants are grouped by plant habit: emergents, submerged, floating
and rooted floating leaf.
This report was produced by DEW Point, a Resource Centre for
Environment, Water and Sanitation, that was funded by DFID and managed
by a consortium of companies led by Harewelle International Limited. The
Resource Centre closed in 2012.
Collins, S. Plant types for small wetland treatment. Final Report, 2nd April 2009. DEW Point, Blisworth, UK (2009) 7 pp.