As we all know, water is a limited resource for which global demand is growing. We need to reduce and reuse wastewater. By exploiting this valuable resource, we can make the water cycle work better for every living thing.
Why is wastewater an enormous opportunity to achieve sustainability?
Most of the wastewater we produce returns directly to the ecosystem without being treated or reused. The opportunities from exploiting wastewater as a resource are enormous. Safely managed wastewater is an affordable and sustainable source of water, energy and nutrients.
In households, farms or factories, the principle is the same: If we all stop putting rubbish, oils and chemicals down the drain, fewer pollutants will enter the system, helping protect the environment and our water resources.
Wastewater management is a crucial part of the water cycle
Freshwater is the single most important natural resource on the planet, and it’s finite and increasingly scarce. It makes little sense to use drinking water for things like municipal washing, crop irrigation or industrial cooling. We need to treat and re-use more wastewater, at the same time as we reduce the quantity and pollution load of wastewater we produce.
The health and productivity of a nation depends on access to safe water and sanitation. In India alone, a staggering 63 million people in rural areas still live without access to safe drinking water. With increased awareness to improve wastewater management, we could reduce environmental pollution and reap the benefits of exploiting this overlooked resource.
Wastewater affects our health
Public health depends on access to safe water and sanitation. Polluting our water resources and environment with untreated wastewater puts people’s lives at risk, especially in the poorest communities. By 2030, global demand for water is expected to grow by 50%. At the same time, the quantity of wastewater is increasing, due to population growth, accelerated urbanisation and economic development.
What can YOU do to make a difference?
Industrial pumps are required for a vast range of different waste water applications. Often waste needs to be moved uphill or over long distances, pumps are required to push it through sewers and drainage systems rather than relying on gravity.
Meet the water challenge whilst meeting the energy challenge also…
Virtually any pump solution can benefit from an energy check/pump audit.
So what are you waiting for? Take action today, and contribute to the Water & Energy Challenge.