Sewage may include raw sewage, sewage sludge, and septic tank waste. Raw sewage is primarily water with faeces, industrial waste, and debris such as sanitary towels, and plastic. Pathogenic microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites are abundant in excreta.
Is sewage dangerous? If yes, how?
Sewage is a sort of water-borne waste that is collected and disposed of in sewers and drains. It is also known as household or municipal wastewater.
Sewage is hazardous for a number of reasons, including:
1) It contains harmful microorganisms and organic materials that can cause a range of water-borne ailments.
2) Sewage is a breeding habitat for pathogenic insects and bacteria.
3) Sewage is a significant contributor of water pollution.
4) When sewage reaches a lake or stream, it devastates or pollutes the water body, negatively impacting the species that dwell there.
What is in sewage that causes it to be harmful?
Viruses can cause gastroenteritis, sometimes known as the stomach flu. This virus can cause diarrhoea, stomach pain, cramps, nausea, and vomiting in severe cases. Poliomyelitis is another virus that can cause temporary or permanent paralysis. Common symptoms include sore throat, fever, nausea, vomiting, constipation, and stomach pain.
2- Bacterial Issues
Bacterial illnesses can emerge as a result of sewage exposure if it is not treated and cleaned. Infections can spread through the bloodstream and become life-threatening. Campylobacteriosis is a bacterial infection that can produce bloody stools, fever, cramps, and vomiting.
E. coli is a more common bacteria, caused by sewage exposure that can lead to the severe haemolytic uremic syndrome, which can lead to kidney failure or even death if not treated properly. The symptoms include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and fever, among other things.
Cryptosporidiosis and Giardiasis can be caused by common waterborne parasites. These are two of the most frequent diseases in India, and they might induce symptoms similar to those listed above.
Is there any other threat due to sewage?
Apart from the obvious risks to public health that untreated sewage causes, there is also the continual damage that it poses to our environment. Our rivers, lakes, streams, ground water, and other bodies of water are contaminated by untreated, or partially treated wastewater, rendering them unhealthy and unfit for consumption.
Pathogens and harmful substances are transported to the soil and plants when this same water is used for agriculture, poisoning our food even before it begins to grow. Our oceans are not immune to the effects of sewage, as a substantial amount of untreated sewage eventually ends up there, harming aquatic life and marine ecosystems.
This has to change!
To keep our landfills from becoming overloaded, recyclable waste must be recycled. Everyone should begin composting at home to keep organic waste out of our drains.
Not only will this help break down garbage into simpler even useable components, avoiding dangerous chemicals from seeping into our environment, but it will also ensure that no more lives are lost in the process of cleaning up our waste.
How can we assist?
Netsol Water is a well-known and reputable wastewater treatment plant and sewage treatment plant manufacturer/ supplier. We provide a wide range of STP techniques and technologies to satisfy the needs of our customers.
We understand households, industries, and agriculture all produce wastewater, which can pollute numerous lakes and rivers. Because, the world has billions of people, treating sewage is a primary priority. Therefore, the installation of sewage treatment plants is necessary.
Our innovative sewage treatment, and wastewater treatment method uses fewer chemicals, uses less energy, and produces water that meets the most recent pollutant disposal regulations, and process reuse application criteria.