Everyone is aware of how crucial access to clean water is. However, a variety of the activities we do can cause water contamination in many ways. By taking certain actions at home and in the community, you may safeguard water by reducing wastewater in a number of simple and affordable ways.
How can we reduce wastewater pollution?
1: Properly dispose of toxic chemicals
Pesticides, cleansers, and household chemicals might not seem like such a big deal. But numerous chemicals, including bleach, paint, paint thinner, ammonia, and others, are becoming a significant issue. The impacts build up if you add up millions of people flushing or dumping harmful chemicals, down the toilet each month. Because of this, proper disposal is crucial.
Many chemicals used in the home can be recycled. It's possible that your neighbourhood has a recycling facility where you may recycle old paint, used motor oil, and other chemicals. There are also drop-off locations and community collection centers in some places.
2: Shopping with water pollution in mind
By avoiding goods that already include hazardous and persistent chemicals, you can prevent problems with household cleaners and pesticides. Non-toxic, biodegradable cleansers and insecticides are now widely available, from numerous businesses. By paying a little more for certain items, water pollution is automatically reduced.
3: Utilize phosphate-free detergent and dishwasher
By utilizing only the necessary amount of these cleaners to complete the task, you may reduce water pollution even more. There are other dangerous compounds in cleaners than phosphorus. Phosphate decreases the amount of oxygen in the water, which kills fish and other aquatic species and causes algal blooms.
4: Check your sump pump
Occasionally, these systems discharge into the sanitary sewer lines of the town. Through this connection, the system is flooded with biological wastes, heavy metals, cleaning agents, and more.
Asking the city's pollution control department should help you find out, if you have a sump pump or cellar drain and are unsure of where they discharge to.
5: Correct medical waste disposal
Never dispose of medications in the nearby pond or creek, and never flush them down the toilet. Drugs have a tendency to build up in the water, as well as in fish and other species. Hormones and other substances wind up contaminating human and livestock drinking water, as well as generating a variety of health issues in fish and birds.
6: Consume more organic food
Organic foods can be treated with chemicals, but they are typically manufactured using few synthetic chemicals. Organic food consumption lowers the amount of chemical pollution that enters the water supply.
Due to the chemicals used in food production, the fuel used to transport the crops, and the fuel used to run farm machinery on industrial farms, the food we choose to eat has a significant impact on environmental quality.
7: Grease, fat, and wasted cooking oil should not be poured down the drain
Instead, they should be thrown away or retained in a "fat jar" for disposal with other solid waste. It's possible for your pipes to clog, causing sewer lines to back up into basements and yards. Local bodies of water are also contaminated by the pollution.
Unreported and frequently uncleaned up occurrences of illicit waste disposal, and other types of water pollution are common. Report those who dump oil down storm drains, throw garbage bags into streams, etc.
What can we offer?
Since, wastewater composition varies, specialized wastewater management is required. Every project is different, and our experts at Netsol Water will assist you in selecting the most effective technique, for managing your wastewater.
We are a top provider of water treatment services in India, offering manufacturing services for WTP and WWTP. In an effort to save the environment, we also produce sewage treatment and effluent treatment facilities.