Approximately 38,300 million litres of sewage is generated daily in the major cities of India as per a recent report from the UN water activity information system. The number is staggering, isn’t it? If you are thinking from where does such a huge amount of wastewater generate? There are majorly two sources – Industrial waste and Domestic sewage. As both the population of India and Industrial Landscapes is increasing at a phenomenal speed, wastewater volume has also seen an alarming rise.
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.
Untreated waste is not just a critical threat to public health, it is also a major threat to the environment. Toxic waste contaminates our air, soil and water, creating a cycle of harm breaking which will need all of us to make lifestyle changes at an individual level too.
Cleaning septic tanks and sewerage systems in India is often accompanied by loss of life because we still ask humans to get into septic tanks and manholes to clean them. It doesn’t have to be this way. We have a natural solution that is much easier and better for the environment too.
Solid waste management is fast becoming an urban crisis in cities all across India. Managing this will require individuals to also support civic bodies and be conscious of the waste they generate. An ideal start would be waste segregation and for all housing societies to start composting organic waste.
Often, we become aware of some of the most important things in life only when they misbehave or stop working. Like our septic tanks. We don’t even think about them till something starts to smell rotten. It is better instead to learn about septic tanks so you can ensure they stay working well.
There isn’t enough conversation about septic tanks in our regular day-to-day lives. As a consequence, we don’t know enough about septic tanks. What do they do and how do they work and how do we maintain them? These are all questions everybody should know the answers too.
A septic tank is an essential first step in the efficient and effective means of treating wastewater generated in every one of our homes and offices. But it is not a catch-all for all kinds of household waste. Keep your septic tank safe to keep the environment safe.
With the world’s water consumption increasing rapidly and the rise of untreated release of water by industries, the perils of inefficient wastewater treatment have recently come to the fore. We have the green solution.
Heavy metals are nothing but any metallic chemical element that has a relatively high molecular weight. But unlike normal metals, they are toxic or poisonous even at very low concentrations. Moreover, they have a propensity to accumulate in selective body organs and cause irreversible damage.