Winters are when you change your skin care routine and your diet to make sure the weather doesn’t get you down. But your septic tank too needs a winter care routine to make sure it can continue to function efficiently and effectively.
Winter care routines that work for your septic tank
Wastewater treatment is essential not only to ensure that our groundwater sources are protected from contamination but also to ensure that scarce freshwater can be used for essential purposes only. And one big and often unheralded aspect of wastewater treatment is odour control.
The water crises that we saw across Maharashtra and Chennai earlier this year are an ominous portent for India. With reports stating more than 100 million people losing access to safe water soon, India needs to take drastic steps to preserve her freshwater sources.
We are at the point where saving the earth literally means saving the earth. We need to look at how we’ve mistreated our soil and nurture it back to the stage where it can continue to sustain life on Earth for us and our future generations.
5 years in, India’s Swachh Bharat Mission has succeeded in its ambitious goal of making India ODF. However, much still needs to be done before we can declare the project an unqualified success on all fronts.
Drug resistant disease strains are one of the biggest healthcare concerns globally today. Overuse of antibiotics is only one reason why diseases are becoming drug resistant though. An equally big role is played by inefficient wastewater treatment which results in antibiotic residues seeping into soil and water.
Saving habitats is not only about large-scale industrial or civic actions. Small, individual actions matter equally. Not only for impact but for intent as well. And you can start saving habitats by taking care of your septic tank.
The future will likely not turn out to be the high-tech utopia you probably picture or as you might have seen in movies. It will more likely be a dystopian scene of strife and struggle for food, water and clean air. Unless you choose to make a difference.
Moving to a sustainable future requires workspaces also to be become sustainable environments. Here is our handy guide to help you transition your office into a green office.
Septic tanks can be an amazing tool in your journey towards a more sustainable future for the planet. But they too need TLC to ensure they can do their job well.