What do you mean by raw sewage?
To begin, what does "raw sewage" mean?
Raw sewage is simply wastewater that has not been treated. It comes from two places. Sewage is present from the kitchen, bathrooms, and even the laundry. Cooking, dishwashing, toilets, showers, and sinks all produce extra solid waste. All of this degrades water quality, which has an impact on aquatic ecosystems. When raw sewage reaches a body of water, three things can happen: It will either be dissolved, suspended in the water column, or drop to the bottom and remain there.
A range of dissolved and suspended pollutants can be found in raw sewage. Food and vegetable waste make up the organic materials. When the waste reaches the water, microbes start decomposing it. Since such bacteria consume dissolved oxygen in their metabolism, some of the dissolved oxygen in the water is used up.
A natural process of stream cleaning, or self-purification, occurs when a little amount of raw sewage is put into a flowing body of water.
While the physics behind the statement remains true, the truth is that tiny sewage spills are becoming increasingly rare. The majority of raw sewage spills are huge and dangerous. However, it raises the question of what happens when raw sewage is dumped into a body of water.
What happen when more sewage is dumped into water?
The more serious issue is that untreated sewage promotes eutrophication, or a spike in the concentration of chemical elements essential for life. Consider natural systems boosted to new heights. Algae and bacteria feed on the nitrates, phosphates, and other organic materials contained in human waste. These algae and bacteria can get into overdrive, multiplying to the point that most of the naturally occurring dissolved oxygen in water is depleted. Other organisms in the aquatic ecosystem are strangled as a result, making it difficult for them to survive.
This concern includes fish kill and algae blooms. Pathogens in untreated sewage can also contaminate ecological systems and make humans and animals sick. Viruses, bacteria, and health-harming microorganisms are commonly found in raw sewage. In addition, there are other substances in raw sewage that are hazardous to fish, shellfish, mammals, and other aquatic species.
As a result, sewage contamination in a body of water triggers a negative chain reaction. What starts as an overabundance of chemical elements might end up destroying the ecosystem and harming the environment.
A threat to human heath
Salmonella, hepatitis, dysentery, cryptosporidium, and a variety of other infectious illnesses thrive in untreated human waste. Even when the stink of sewage has dissipated, germs remain. Adults who are healthy may never know that their swim yesterday caused their cough, diarrhoea, or ear infection today. Young children, grandparents, and those who are already sick are more likely to become seriously ill or die. According to scientists, up to 3.5 million Indians become ill each year after swimming, boating, fishing, or otherwise coming into contact with water that they felt was appropriate.
Everyone deserves clean water that is free of the numerous harmful contaminants contained in sewage. Stopping sewage overflows and leaks, as well as ensuring that no untreated sewage is dumped into our streams, rivers, and lakes, is the only method to ensure this. Updating the nation's wastewater system to this level will cost hundreds of billions of dollars and take decades.
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