Effluent reuse in theme park Efteling
The popular theme park Efteling in Kaatsheuvel (the Netherlands) launched a drought prevention program to reduce the total volume of ground water abstraction to feed the numerous water ponds in the park. The ponds, water bodies and fountains are vital components for both the theme park
and the adjacent golf course. Moreover the water is used for green keeping. Groundwater was used for green keeping, but as a result groundwater levels tended to drop. Therefore effluent from WWTP Kaatsheuvel has been used for replenishing water in the ponds since 1997. Particular attention was paid to extensive removal of phosphorus to levels below 0.10 mg/l total P to prevent any eutrophication in the ponds.