Water is one of the most essential needs for a person to have a sustainable life. All creatures need water to progress and produce. Without it no one will exist, because our planet consists of mostly water therefore water gives us life. To have a sufficient supply of water we have to conserve. This is not an easy task especially in today’s era. Everything is commercialized and modernized to the point wherein natural conservation has been set aside. Increase in population is also one of the main reasons why water conservation becomes hard. As the number of people grows, the water becomes more polluted.
This is where water waste management comes in, it is the process of recycling water to be used again in a water system or to be disposed in an environmentally-conscious manner. The major problem in the modernized world is that every now and then infrastructures arise which makes it harder to recycle water because the sewage system becomes small. Sewage treatment is one of the major fields in water waste management. All that comes from your toilet, be it showers, baths, sinks etc. is directly generated into sewage systems. The wastewater that comes from industrial facilities is dangerous because it carries harmful pollutants that and if not handled with care, these pollutants turn into toxins that will cause illness or even death for millions of people on a global scale.
Another problem in the modern management is the small capacity of sewage system. Other cities also tend to direct the rain water into the sewage system that causes overflow in it. If the overflow happens, all the contaminants in the sewage will be spread in all parts of the city which is very harmful to the people. Sewage systems consist of pipes and pumps and have three stages of filtration. The first stage is separating solid waste from the water. Second stage is treating the water and removing microorganisms. Third stage is the process called microfiltration. In this stage the water is being treated and chemical additives are added into the water which eventually treats the liquid and transforms them into drinkable or usable water for our daily use.
Recycling water is no easy task; it takes a lot of time, effort, and investment in doing so. Wasted water will affect so many people’s lives. Dirty water is as harmful as poison when consumed by a person. We can aid in recycling water by researching on how to do simple filtration set-ups, conserve water when not in use, and properly segregate and dispose of garbage so as to not provide toxins in water.
There are two types of wastewater that we can recycle on our own. First is the black water that comes from our toilet. If you want to have your own sewage system, this black water can be regulated in a leach field. Second is the grey water, which comes from our sink. Grey water can be used in watering the plants, washing the tires of your car or even washing your garage. This type of waste water can be used in other chores but is not potable.
In doing your own waste water management at you home you can help the environment be clean. It will also lessen the work of sewage systems and it will save the world a lot of water. In order to live a happy and healthy life we should all take charge of our own cleanliness. Let us not take for granted the small things that will make our lives easier and for future generations who will inevitably use them.