Worldwide wastewater disposal problems
According to IDE technologies
, improper wastewater disposal is not a problem that is only connected with developing nations like those in South America or Asia. It is also something that has to be assessed in some regions of first world countries.
Most of the wastewater that appears is sewage. Huge sewage disposal problems appear at the moment in various parts of the world. According to the World Bank, Vietnam requires a huge $8.3bn investment by the year 2025 in order to offer the proper and needed disposal services for over 36 million residents in urban areas. As China goes on its current industrialisation path, similar problems exist there.
In Uruguay, a more developed country in South America, it was highlighted that $100m is going to be invested in order to improve current wastewater treatment facilities. Even in Australia we see a partnership done with Jakarta with the purpose of resolving various water management problems that blight Indonesia for years. Much progress is still needed
Even in the developed countries wastewater treatment improvements are necessary. This is because of the fact that when we have a better treatment process implemented, more wastewater is being reclaimed. Then, it is reused before it will actually get back into the ocean. Many firms in the developed nations simply focus on bare minimums with the purpose of meeting local regulation minimums. Such an approach is incorrect as water is among the most valuable resources we have at the moment. Throwing it away is not a good idea. Signs of improvement
What is interesting is the fact that shale gas boom made the energy industry in North America stand out as causing water treatment improvements. It was highlighted by Associated Press that complaints appeared about water contamination problems because gas and oil drilling led towards the increase in local pollution.
Oil companies do not seem to care or understand that much about wastewater and fracking. It is important that we have better reporting and increased transparency. The great thing is that this is exactly what is changing at the moment. Companies that do have actions that could impact the environment, including wastewater treatment related, are improving their policies. Conclusions
On the whole, we can say that the importance of proper wastewater treatment is obvious but people from all around the world do not do anything about it. You need to be sure that you always get involved and that you learn as much as possible about all the options available for you. Everything starts with implementing proper wastewater treatment in your own home.