One of the most interesting breakthroughs that have been made in regards to water really isn’t much of a breakthrough at all. The difference is that more and more people have begun to understand just what wastewater is and how it can be reclaimed until it is able to be used again. The interesting thing is that wastewater has been reclaimed for centuries. For example, how many of you know about collecting rainwater? Many people did for ages; however it is now illegal in many locations. Always remember to check your local laws before gathering anything for reuse, including water.
Wastewater is something that you should learn about if you don’t already know. While it may seem like water is a limitless resource, this unfortunately isn’t true. In fact, less than one percent of all water on the planet is drinkable which means that we need to do all we can to conserve the little bit that we have. This can be done through things like taking shorter showers, turning the tap off when you brush your teeth, and make sure that you don’t have any leaky pipes. It can also be done through wastewater reclaim.
Reclaiming wastewater has different levels depending upon what the water is going to be used for. It stands to reason that water that will only be going back into the ground for irrigation does not need to be purified to the same extent that water that is meant for drinking will be. This means that not only can water that cannot be purified to a drinking standard still be used, but the amount of resources that are spent getting the water back to those levels doesn’t need to be expended on samples that will never see a human body again. It also helps to prevent the possible contamination that can occur when certain types of water are used.
Reclaiming wastewater is something that has been done for centuries, but we are learning and improving on some of the techniques that our predecessors may have used. Here at Neptune, we are proud to be part of this narrative in our attempts to preserve something that we all need to survive. Contact us and see what your options are to making the world a better and cleaner place.