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 the Hunter Valley, Central Coast, Sydney and wider NSW. Our water treatment system 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 480 736 or by contacting us online.