Falls Festival treats 100% of the 250 000 litres of wastewater created onsite through the forty onsite showers and wastewater points through a soak-away trenches.
Soak-away drainage trenches are located at each of the shower blocks with 50% of water treated by soakage.
Any excess that cannot be handled by the localised soak-aways is placed in a large centralized soak-away trench. If it’s particularly dry and there isn’t much moisture content in the earth, the soak-away system works significantly quicker.
At the end of the event there is usually about 100 000 litres left to treat which is done managed throughout the year through the soak-away trenches.