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Welcome to the fully refurbished Garden Master Waste Water Solutions website. Here at our news page, you can keep up to date with regular articles surrounding the work being completed by our Garden Master team in the world of innovative wastewater solutions. See some of our successful projects taking place all across Australia and around the world, as well as view any other important events taking place here at Garden Master.

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All About Wastewater Management

Water pollution is a serious issue across the globe; however, developments in wastewater treatment technology are helping us reduce pollution and use water more efficiently.

Wastewater is managed in different ways with varying degrees of effectiveness depending on where you are.

The differences between how countries deal with water pollution issues are determined by factors like social attitudes, wealth, development and the regulatory environment.


In Australia, advanced water treatment technology is implemented on a wide scale to reduce environmental pollution and overall water usage.


The Development of Water Treatment Technologies

As the impact of human lifestyles became increasingly apparent on the environment, the development of technologies that limited or prevented pollution became important. The scarcity of crucial resources in many places around the world also encouraged the development of water recycling systems.

In Australia and many other countries around the world, advanced water treatment systems help alleviate the damage caused by stormwater runoff and wastewater created in industries such as mining and agriculture. Businesses operating today in first world countries are subject to strict compliance requirements when it comes to treating and discharging wastewater back into the environment.


How Effective Are Water Treatment Systems?

Wastewater treatment technology has advanced over many decades. Quality industrial water treatment systems can now remove harmful pollutants like oil, heavy metals, hydrocarbons and dangerous chemicals. Some treatment systems use mechanical separation to remove solids and oils from water while others use unique compounds that bind with pollutants, making them easier to remove.

More commonly, domestic water treatment systems recycle wastewater from a household in a traditional septic system so it can be reused as greywater for toilet flushing, garden irrigation and more. This can reduce water usage by up to 50 per cent, reducing household bills and protecting the environment.


Wastewater Challenges around the World

Water pollution is a major issue for developing countries, particularly those that are in a period of rapid development and economic growth, such as China and India, but lack the necessary infrastructure to deal with the pollution that comes with this growth.

Many places lack sewage systems and sustainable agricultural practices, meaning waterways and groundwater become polluted by sewage, animal waste, carcasses, and industrial and domestic wastewater. The other issue is the lack of regulatory oversight, meaning wastewater is dumped into the environment without any consequences.

Another issue is that advanced wastewater treatment technologies are simply too expensive to implement on a wider scale. Some countries in developing nations are combating this issue with alternative solutions like constructed wetlands, a cheaper, albeit slower, way of treating wastewater.


Water Treatment Solutions in New South Wales

Garden Master provides commercial and domestic water treatment solutions across NSW, Victoria, ACT as well as many environmentally sensitive sites across across Australia. Our water treatment systems uses advanced technology, such as our microcomputer control unit, which monitors and controls the various stages of biological processes occurring through the system and can automatically detect faults.


Our team will install the unit and offer maintenance and support 7 days a week. To find out more, read our comprehensive owner’s manual.  Get in touch with the Garden Master team by calling 1800 632 582 or by contacting us online.


The Environment & Wastewater Management

Wastewater is everywhere, from the water running down your shower drain to stormwater runoff from wet roads. This by-product of our modern lifestyle poses an enormous threat to the natural environment if not handled properly.

Advanced wastewater systems treat the water you shower in and drink so it can be repurposed for gardening, toilet flushing, and other uses. This reduces water consumption by up to 50 per cent, making better use of a scarce resource and cutting household bills. Most importantly, it protects the natural environment that we all rely on.


The Impact on Drinking Water

Wastewater is commonly discharged into lakes and rivers which are subsequently used as a source of drinking water. As the global population grows, ensuring a reliable supply of drinking water is crucial for largely barren, drought-prone countries like Australia.

Wastewater makes up a substantial proportion of the base flow in many rivers. When discharged on dry land, wastewater can seep into underground water sources. Effectively treating wastewater before returning them to the environment is thereby crucial for ensuring there is a sufficient amount of raw water available that is safe to drink.


Impact on Natural Ecosystems

Every ecosystem is dependent on water. When water is contaminated by sewage, chemicals or any other waste from human activity, those ecosystems we rely on are put at serious risk. Our natural environments are connected, meaning contaminants can spread further than expected. Contaminants in groundwater can spread to surface water and vice versa.

The most well-known effect wastewater has on marine environments is eutrophication. This describes a process where so many nutrients are dissolved in the water that it stimulates an overgrowth of microscopic plants. In turn, this results in the depletion of oxygen, which is bad for everything else in that ecosystem except anaerobic bacteria.

Another big issue is that some pollutants aren’t present at high enough levels to cause visible damage but can have a subtle impact over time. For example, two US studies found that low concentrations of pharmaceuticals and antibacterial agents in common soaps and detergents changed reproductive and other behaviours in some fish and frogs.


The Importance of Quality Water Treatment

Our unique wildlife and beautiful waterways are part of what makes nature in Australia iconic. Treating wastewater to high standards and monitoring marine environments is essential for protecting our ecosystems and securing our supply of drinking water.

Treating water also allows us to make better use of a precious resource. This is helpful for domestic households who want to reduce their bills but even more crucial for industrial applications. Treated wastewater allows farmers in areas with low rainfall or poor soil to increase their crop yields. It can be used for car washes, power station cooling, ornamental lakes, air conditioning and more.


Water Treatment Solutions in New South Wales

Garden Master provides commercial and domestic water treatment solutions across the Hunter Valley, Central Coast, Sydney, wider NSW.  In fact we’ve completed many wastewater projects in ecological sensitive environments such as fitting a cutting edge wastewater treatment plant for OutbackSpirit Tours, at the Arnhem Land Barramundi Lodge and installing and servicing a treatment plant at the Ngauwudu Safari Camp located in the Mitchell Plateau region of the Kimberley.


We offer a water treatment system with the latest technology as well as maintenance and support 7 days a week.  To find out more, get in touch with the Garden Master team by calling 1800 632 582 or contact us online.