What can be the possible solution to prevent sewage flow into water?
“Thousands have gone without love, but not a single person has gone without water”.
Despite the fact that we all know how important water is for life, we continue to waste it. Approximately 80% of the world's wastewater is discharged back into the environment, largely untreated, damaging rivers, lakes, and seas.
The prevalent problem of water contamination is endangering our health. Unsafe water kills more people every year than all other forms of violence combined. Meanwhile, our access to safe drinking water is limited: We only have access to about 1% of the world's freshwater supply. If nothing is done, the situation will worsen by 2050, when global freshwater demand is expected to be one-third more than it is now.
While the majority of Indians have access to safe drinking water, tap water in every state has been found to contain potentially harmful substances including arsenic, copper, and lead. Regardless, we are not powerless in the face of the threat to clean water.
What Is Water Pollution?
When harmful substances, such as chemicals or bacteria, pollute a stream, river, lake, ocean, aquifer, or other bodies of water, the water quality deteriorates and becomes toxic to humans or the environment. It leads to pollution of water.
What Are the Causes of Water Pollution?
Water is extremely vulnerable to pollution. Water, widely described as a "universal solvent," has the ability to dissolve more compounds than any other liquid. It's also why water may become contaminated so quickly. Toxic substances from farms, cities, and factories mix easily with it, poisoning the water.
Most common types of water contamination: Sewage and Wastewater
The water that has been used is referred to as wastewater. It originates in commercial, industrial, and agricultural activity, as well as in our sinks, showers, and toilets (sewage). Stormwater runoff is when rain transports road salts, oil, grease, chemicals, and debris from impermeable surfaces into our rivers.
More than 80% of the world's wastewater is discharged into the environment without being treated or reused, according to the Indian government, with the percentage exceeding 95% in some LDCs. Each day, India's wastewater treatment facilities treat approximately 34 billion gallons of wastewater.
How to prevent water pollution from sewage?
Storm surge overwhelms sewage pipes, causing them to overflow into waterways, which is known as a Combined Sewage Overflow. Surprisingly, CSOs are planned. Underground sewer systems were created in the 1900s using a one-pipe principle, which means that storm runoff and sewage flow through the same pipes. The pipes were oriented so that sewage-tainted water would flow into nearby rivers rather than back into residences if they became overloaded. Many countries, such as India, have been unable to improve their systems.
Now, the plan is to separate storm runoff from sewage by constructing creeks beside streets that can collect rainwater and transport it into waterways. The creeks are equipped with catch basins that collect rubbish from the streets and cisterns that collect the "first flush" of rainwater, which picks up 80 percent of the contamination on the streets. The creeks can be planted with trees and grass to create a neighbourhood amenity while also treating contaminants.
There can be more ways to treat wastewater and water separately. If you need any information about types of wastewater or sewage treatment plants best suited for you, get in touch with Netsol water solutions. An expert from our technical sales team can provide any additional information you require.
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