How can we improve sewage treatment plant?
If our rivers and lakes were never contaminated in the first place, and if each of us cleaned up our own messes instead of dumping them on the planet and its precious water supply, we'd have continuous, safe drinking water directly from the faucet, just like the world's most industrialised countries.
In metropolitan areas, water management and treatment is a dystopian nightmare.Untreated sewage is the leading cause of water pollution in India, accounting for 70-80 percent of total sewage in a nation with a population of 135 billion people.In a number of cities, current treatment capacity remains underutilised, while a large amount of sewage is released without treatment in the same city, according to a report by the Central Pollution Control Board. According to the government's inventory, India has less than a thousand sewage treatment plants.
Sewage treatment plants remove impurities from wastewater and ensure that it is completely cleaned before being released into the environment, such as the sea, lakes, or rivers. It may be quite costly to fix your sewage plant if it breaks down, therefore making sure it is properly maintained will help to extend the life of your sewage plant.
Why Do We Need Sewage Treatment Plants?
Sewage treatment plants filter wastewater from homes and other structures, which may contain human waste, toilet paper, food scraps, cleaning chemicals, and other contaminants. This water will be treated in three steps at the sewage treatment facility before being discharged and reused in the environment.If sewage treatment plants were not utilised to purify wastewater before it was released into the environment, the pollutants in the untreated water would be so high that nature would be unable to handle it.
Beaches and marshes would become useless for humans and animals, and diseases would spread through the water, making it unsafe to use.These sewage treatment plants are a crucial part of keeping everything in order, thus they must be properly maintained. Fortunately, these systems require very little maintenance, as they only need to be emptied once or twice a year, and if done correctly, they can endure for more than 20 years. However, if they are overused, they can shorten the plant's lifespan and be quite costly to repair or replace.
>STPs with a low budget will need to be emptied and monitored frequently, but even a good one will need to be desludged and maintained at least once a year. To balance the internal and external pressures, it should be immediately replenished with water after de-sludging.
>Rainwater should never be allowed to enter the STP. It has the potential to wash microorganisms out and cause floods.
>The society, not the manufacturer's service staff, must empty primary tanks and soak-aways on a regular basis.
During maintenance visits, the following components should be examined:
>Blower and ventilation system that is unobstructed, robust, and efficient
>If necessary, mechanical components should be replaced
>Inspection of air filters as well as inspection of pipes
>Inspection of the diffuser for bubbles
>Check the colour and odour of biomass
>Quality of the wastewater at the end
>All chambers which have been damaged and need to be repaired.
>Integrity of the lid seal
>Diaphragms and valve boxes must be replaced.
It is important to follow these steps to properly maintain our Sewage treatment Plants.
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