Ideally, much of the water used by homes, industries, and businesses must be treated before it is released back to the environment.For this, Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) reduce pollutants in wastewater to a level nature can handle.
So, what is wastewater? Wastewater is used water that includes substances such as human waste, food scraps, oils, soaps and chemicals. In homes, this includes water from sinks, showers, bathtubs, toilets, washing machines and dishwashers.
Importance of Managing Sewage
Sewage infrastructure today is well planned &operated and supports modern-day urban sanitation. It is important for:
- Improving the environment through proper drainage and disposal of wastewater;
- Preserving receiving water quality.
In an effort to conserve clean usable water in Delhi-NCR, Wave City on NH24, the newest suburb of Delhi, would be establishing an extensive set up for waste management. Waste water management is an integral part of this system. Based on the concept of IBM-enabled smart city,Wave City will have 5 portable STPs that would treat the sewerage water, which will be used for the gardening purpose.
Source: United Nations Environment Programme