How do I clean the wastewater?

Much has been said that the planet is at high risk. Climate change has been denounced by organizations, scientists and governments. Despite the skepticism in this area, most people on earth agree that emissions of harmful gases and wastewater need to be controlled as clean air and clean water become increasingly scarce.

We often wonder what we, as ordinary citizens of the world, can do to change this situation. How can we go beyond political actions or speeches to help improve our environment and preserve the planet?

Separating waste is a first step. Knowing how waste can be broken down into organic and recyclable waste is a huge contribution to the planet.

Another, more complex, method is to make sure the water you use in your home or office is properly treated before it is dumped into a river or natural canal. How it goes? Installation of waste treatment plants in your neighborhood or building.

Here we explain how sewage treatment plants clean the precious liquid.

Waste treatment plants are offered by a variety of companies in the field. You can contact any of them for an explanation of their facility’s capacity and cost. something important in deciding to install them. In general, it makes sense to install them in large buildings or developments. Local governments should also be able and should invest in these plants.

The treatment of the water enables its safe discharge into nature and even its reuse in households or industries.

In any case, wastewater treatment goes through several steps that are simpler than they seem.


First, the water served is “filtered” through a system of grids that separate the solid waste it may bring out of the liquid. These can be physical grids that are used in conjunction with gravity pump systems to purify the water.

Primary clarification

The collected water is poured into a first treatment tank, where it is treated with microorganisms that can remove up to 50% of its impurities.


After this first step, the water goes to a second aerobic treatment tank, in which the water is enriched with oxygen by injecting air and adding microorganisms.

Finally, the water goes to a third tank where the sludge and other debris due to the difference in density is removed. It’s kind of a big filter that finishes cleaning the liquid.
Depending on the system you want to rent, the water can go through a final filter that removes parasites and bacteria and concentrate in a treated water tank ready to be used or released into the environment.

Worry about the environment. When you recycle rubbish and install sewage treatment plants, you are contributing a lot to the planet. One final option is to install solar power generation systems in your home or office. But that would be the subject of another article.

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