Dive into the wastewater treatment process and wastewater management

Wastewater treatment, collection and discharge are essential to protect human health, the environment and surrounding water quality. Before it can be treated, wastewater needs to be collected from sewer networks servicing homes, municipal, commercial and industrial premises, including rainwater run-off from roads and other impermeable surfaces. Wastewater treatment is also evolving. Historically it was designed to clean up wastewater before a cleaned up effluent could be discharged safely into the surround area. Today, wastewater is being seen a valuable resource to generate: energy, nutrients and water for irrigation, industrial and even drinking purposes. This article provides everything you need to know about the different treatment stages and technologies involved in wastewater treatment.