How Better WasteWater Management Can Help Cities Like Cape Town Cape Town is set in an amazing location nestled on the coast sitting under Table Mountain. With a population of 4 million, it is a popular tourist destination for those setting off up the Garden Route or looking for a city base before heading off to more rural areas. However, in recent years it is in the news as a result of the water shortages that have hit it. Cape Town has experienced a drought for the past 4 years and the situation is at crisis point. While Day Zero (the point at which the city administration turns off the taps) has been postponed until 2019, the prospects are still bleak with dams at 22% capacity, of which an estimated 10% is not fit for human consumption (the zero-day level is 13.5%).
The world needs better wastewater treatment facilities The world needs better wastewater treatment facilities to cope with water shortages caused by climate change and the ongoing population explosion.
Wastewater Treatment Odours – Causes, Effects & Solutions Wastewater Treatment Plant Odours Are Common.
Legislation puts pressure on legacy WWTP’s Some of the harshest wastewaters across the globe may be closer to home than you think. Thankfully, over the past few decades the world population has turned a corner in terms of increased environmental awareness and the need for a sustainable future. Formal environmental protection agencies and groups have been established, regionally and globally, to both protect ourselves and our natural resources. One area that has gained considerable attention is wastewater. Effluent discharges, especially those from companies into our streams, lakes and rivers are now under scrutiny. Though it has taken tens of years to arrive at this welcomed environmental awareness juncture, and no doubt will take considerably more years from now to engrain in our mindset, the reality is that this first step on this journey has been the easy one. Looking after our planet in a sustainable manner, though possible, is not easy. Step one, saying “we will take action” is always easy… The hard part comes after the decision to take action has been made. Solutions are then sought and when they are found they must be implemented. Not so easy as step one.
4 Signs You Are Ready to Upgrade Your Wastewater Treatment Plant In this blog we have outlined the four main signs that indicate it's time to upgrade. There are a whole variety of reasons why operators and managers come to the decision that its time to upgrade their wastewater treatment plants. Understanding the underlying drivers is of importance for consultants and designers when considering how best to utilise existing assets and achieve the desire outcomes.