Reclaimed Wastewater To Survive & Thrive

At the first mention of climate change, one would not think that treating wastewater for reclaimed use would play any significant role in mitigating the effects of climate change related disaster.

However, considering that President Obama made the decision for the nation to accept the conditions of the Paris Agreement, the details of the document reveal that U.S. water policies will gradually be reshaped to focus on making reclaimed wastewater technologies a priority.

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Water For Survival

The Paris Agreement enhances the expectation of participating countries to adapt their water policies to reflect the spirit of the agreement. Water conservation policies are seen as a means of strengthening resiliency to climate change related disasters. Water, perhaps, has the most direct impact upon survivability of natural disasters.

It is necessary for direct consumption as well as to create sanitary living conditions that will not contribute to epidemics like cholera or typhoid. As a vital natural resource, water scarcity is already a reality in some areas around the world.

Water For Sustainability

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that water scarcity exists in certain parts of the country already. That is why wastewater treatment for the purpose of re-use is so vital for meeting the needs of the people as well as national security in general.

Reclaimed wastewater fulfills two meaningful purposes:

  • A ready supply of usable water for any necessary purpose.
  • Conserve freshwater natural resources by supplementing current supplies of drinking water that originate from freshwater sources.

Water For Prosperity

The East Bay Municipal Utility District of California, a state that experiences chronic drought conditions, is a model the USGS points to for wastewater treatment for the purpose of reclaimed use.

The programs implemented save more than 5 billion gallons of water annually. That's enough drinking water for more than 80,000 families. Reclaimed water provides three key benefits:

  • Conserves drinking water.
  • Reduces pollutants in San Francisco Bay.
  • Provides irrigation sources for local industry.

It's not enough to have water for the people of a nation to survive. A country must also be able to thrive. That means having enough water for companies and businesses to meet their own water demands so they can continue to be productive.

Leading The Way

As the nation progresses further toward sustainability models in industry, businesses that want to lead will do so by using effective water conservation plans. For more information on the latest wastewater treatment technologies and methods, please call Flowpoint.

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