We treat all water in Boom by returning it to nature, just as clean as we received it.
By taking responsibility for our ecological footprint, Boom takes proactive measures that prevent us from leaving our children a wasteland embedded with the remnants of a once-beautiful landscape.
In 2012, we once again demonstrate how to be free in our minds when we clean all the water that we use.
Water from restaurants, bars, showers and other facilities will be recycled on site by a biological treatment system. Plants will clean the water and micro-life will perfect it. Boomers can help by being conscious of saving water and using only what is necessary.
• All grey water from restaurants and showers is treated on site and recycled for irrigation.
• In 2010 we built a water treatment unit, which we named ‘STAR’. The system was based on bio-remediation and evapotranspiration. With this unit we achieved the goal of treating 100 percent of all wastewater at Boom.
• Total wastewater generated in 2010: Restaurants: 3 million litres; showers: 2.5 million litres.
• Total water treated and recycled at the festival in 2010: 100% of wastewater.
• One kilometre of infiltrating channels were constructed in 2010 for water that fed the showers alone. This track is part of an integrated system designed to restore the natural hydrology cycle of the area.
• Free Water: All participants were encouraged to use the fountains that provided free treated water. This also reduced the amount of waste generated.
• Educational signs and Boom newspaper, the “Dharma Dragon” encouraged the public to be responsible when using water.
Technologies are on display everywhere. Don’t drink this water! Just appreciate that the Sacred Earth is doing what she does best: closing the cycles of life!