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Water Waste Management
Transcript of Water Waste Management
- toxic fluids, silt, sand, dirt, waste with alkali or acidic ph values - the list goes on Solutions ways You can help -Water garden with hose or bucket, rather than a sprinkler
Plants only need water at their roots, not on their leaves
-angle sprinkler to avoid any wasted water (hitting sidewalk or house)
- if sprinkler is on a timer, shut it off when it is raining, or the plants are already wet
-use drip irrigation at base of plant
-take shorter showers
-shut off tap when not in use (washing dishes, brushing teeth etc.)
-fill up sink with water and wash, rather than constantly running water
-low flush toilets
collect water from gutters, use runoff water for watering garden
-low flow shower heads and taps
the list goes on
Pros Reuse of water is a one of the huge benefits of having water waste treatment. Water waste management helps to reduce the use of pure water. Recycling of water helps the environmental problems in our society. Recycled water can be used in many areas such as, industrial use, agricultural use, and it can even be purified to the drinking usage. Currently the only country with such technology, that can convert sewage waste – once contaminated by fecal matter – into drinkable tap water, is Singapore.. Sewage water can be used to produce electricity power. Sewage system prevents occurring of the eutrophication. Also, the water waste management and sewage system creates many jobs to the community. cons In most of urban area, sewage water is accessed through manhole. During the period of high precipitation period, the sewage system overflow can occur and it can affect public health and environment. Cost of the sewage system can be expensive and companies drain chemical waste into lakes, rivers, and ocean which may cause serious environmental problem. The Cost to you - Recently the environmental Canada reported that more than 1000 other sewage treatment centers must undergo construction, as well as the wastewater treatement center on the North Shore, located under the Lions Gate Bridge
- North shore residents will see a 600% increase in their new utility bill, unless the provincial and federal government agree to help pay.
- The Canadian government estimates the cost will be about $150 billion for communities across Canada to initiate the new wastewater regulations.
- “it comes out of our citizen’s pockets” - Richard Walton
- More construction. Which equals to additional diggings on ground, traffics will build up, causing more pollution from cars.
- The cost for the upgrades underneath lions gate will be about $400 million, and these would have to be paid within the 3 municipalities.
- It costs approximately $250,000 per year to operate and manage the waterwaste system.
- Both the Lions Gate facility and the Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant in Richmond must upgrade to secondary treatment plants to comply with federal regulations.
- Secondary treatment is a biological process, removing toxins from wastewater
- Primary treatment, which is currently at the Lions Gate location, filters out solids like tampons and hairballs from wastewater. After removing solids and skimming oils from the surface, the treatment plant introduces high levels of chlorine, and releases the water into the burrard inlet How Does it Affect You?
Everyday, water is our number one most used resource. consider how much the average canadian runs the tap, waters the garden, how long they shower, how often they wash dishes or clothes, or anything. Now think of the industrial uses of water. Agriculture is the highest user of water.
-Without water waste management, we would be putting contaminated water back into the environment. This could cause many health issues, as well as environmental problems.
-We are connected to this resource, because we use the system everyday and without such incredible source, we would not be able to live like our everyday life.
-Everyday activities such as: dishwashing, shaving, brushing teeth, bathing, using toilet… “If its yellow, let it mellow. If it’s brown, flush it down.” Or exterior activities such as washing cars, watering garden, agriculture, pools. Etc.
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