Questions About Wastewater & Stormwater?
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Along with air, without which man cannot survive for more than a few minutes, water is one of our most essential natural resources. Wastewater, which is basically used water, can also be a valuable resource, especially with recurring droughts and water shortages. Wastewater comprises of all used water in homes and industries, and at times, can also include stormwater.
Thus, the importance of wastewater treatment is twofold: to restore the water supply and to protect the environment from pollutants.
Wastewater, when properly treated can be a source of water for many purposes. Effective wastewater treatment allows for the maximum amount of water to be reused. The Clean Water Act’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program regulates discharges of pollutants from municipal and industrial collection systems and into receiving bodies of water within the United States. Compliance monitoring under the NPDES program encompasses a range of objectives to address the most significant problems and to promote compliance among the regulated community. An NPDES permit can be issued to any facility that discharges directly into waters of the United States. Regulated entities can include industrial, animal feeding operations (AFO), aquaculture, forestry/logging, vessels, and municipal facilities. Without a permit, any discharge into a receiving body of water is considered unlawful.
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