Wastewater is a term that immediately brings some pretty nasty images to mind. After all, waste is never really something associated with a nice and clean area. Most of us think of waste and imagine garbage cans and landfills and some extremely gross substances that many of us expel from our bodies. The unfortunate fact is that many of these things end up in our water. Garbage is washed down drains and plastic is pushed out into the ocean so that our waterways become polluted and contaminated until they aren’t able to be used. This is why it is so important to reclaim that water.
While to some people wastewater reclaim may be working to pass legislation and other restrictions on what can be dumped into the water, it normally refers to a process of dealing with wastewater that basically recycles it. Now before you worry about the possibility of drinking something that was once sewage, there are a couple of things that you should know about wastewater reclaim. One of the first things is that there are a lot of restrictions and regulations with wastewater. In most places, you will be told that you are using reclaimed wastewater. Generally this will be in situations where you are not meant to drink the water due to the filtration that has been used. There are different levels of filtration that can be used while reclaiming the wastewater. The majority of these will not bring a used water sample back to drinkable status, but they may be able to be used for things like toilet use and certain kinds of cleaning. If you are uncertain about the water that you use, you can always call your provider and see if they can give you extra information about whether or not your wastewater is reclaimed.
Wastewater is something that we have to come to terms with in regards to many of the tasks that we perform from day to day. As you continue reading our articles, you will learn more about wastewater reclaim and just how important it is to each and every one of us. Here at Neptune, we want to do everything possible to help preserve our water and we hope that you will join us in that goal. After all, we only get so much water to go around.