Raw sewage, sewage sludge, and septic tank waste are all considered to be sewage. Sewage treatment reduces the amount of water in the system and removes waste, but it does not completely eradicate or eliminate all bacteria.
Thus, drinking sewage water without any prior treatment is very harmful.
Why is drinking sewage water bad for health?
Water-borne waste known as sewage is gathered and dumped in sewers and drains. It is also referred to as municipal or home wastewater. Among the many dangers associated with sewage are the following:
1) It contains organic substances and dangerous microbes that can lead to a variety of water-borne illnesses.
2) Pathogenic insects and bacteria can breed in sewage.
3) It is an important source of water pollution.
4) Sewage that enters a lake or stream destroys or pollutes the water body, which has an adverse effect on the animals that live there.
What is it about sewage that makes it dangerous?
Gastroenteritis, sometimes known as the stomach flu, can be brought on by viruses. In severe situations, this virus can induce vomiting, nausea, cramps, diarrhoea, and stomach pain.
Another virus that can cause temporary or chronic paralysis is poliomyelitis. Sore throat, fever, nausea, vomiting, constipation, and stomach pain are typical symptoms.
· Bacterial Problems
If sewage is not cleaned and treated, it might expose people to bacterial infections. Bloodstream infections have the potential to spread and become fatal. A bacterial infection called campylobacteriosis can result in bloody faeces, fever, cramping, and vomiting.
E. coli is a more prevalent bacterial infection brought on by sewage exposure, which can cause severe haemolytic uremic syndrome, which, if untreated, can result in kidney failure or even death. Among other things, E. coli symptoms include fever, stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting.
Common waterborne parasites can cause Giardiasis and cryptosporidiosis. These two conditions are among the most prevalent in India, and may cause symptoms resembling those mentioned above.
Is there another risk associated with sewage?
Untreated sewage not only exposes the general people to threats to their health, but also continuously harms our ecosystem.
Untreated or inadequately treated wastewater has contaminated our rivers, lakes, streams, ground water, and other bodies of water, making them toxic and unsafe for consumption. When the same water is used for agriculture, pathogens and poisonous substances are transferred to the soil and plants, tainting our food before it even starts to grow.
As a significant proportion of untreated sewage eventually finds its way there, destroying aquatic life and marine ecosystems, our oceans are not immune to the effects of sewage.
Is purified sewage water safe to drink?
The treatment of sewage would start in a facility that removes solids. Following that, pollutants, such as medications flushed down the toilet, are eliminated by reverse osmosis, and waste is removed via microfiltration.
Finally, the waste is delivered to the facility that treats lake water, where pathogens are eliminated chemically. Fluoride and chlorine are added, and the mixture pours right into the faucet. In essence, "safe chemicals" will be used to purify sewage water, and turn it back into drinking water for communities.
How can we assist?
Netsol Water is a prominent and well-known producer, and supplier of sewage treatment plants. To meet the needs of our customers, we offer a variety of STP methods and technologies.
Our cutting-edge approach to wastewater and sewage treatment utilizes fewer chemicals, consumes less energy, and yields water that satisfies the most recent standards, for process reuse application and pollutant disposal.
Additionally, we provide our clients with information on how to prevent water pollution by using a long-term strategy and cutting-edge wastewater treatment techniques.