Treatment Plant Water & Waste Water

Essential for life, clean water is one of the most important natural resources on the planet. Wastewater, which is basically used water, is also a valuable resource, especially with recurring droughts and water shortages in many areas of the world. However, wastewater contains many harmful substances and cannot be released back into the environment until it is treated. Thus, the importance of wastewater treatment is twofold: to restore the water supply and to protect the planet from toxins.

Restoring the Water Supply

Look at a global drought map and you will see that many areas of the world simply do not have enough water. All communities, especially areas with water scarcity, need to ensure they have good water treatment processes in place so that treated water can either be reused or returned to the water cycle, but never wasted.

Protecting the Planet

Wastewater can include contaminants from both residential and commercial use. Untreated, the chemical compounds and pathogens in wastewater can harm the health of animals, plants and birds that live in or near the water. It can also contaminate crops and drinking water, affecting human health. Wastewater treatment is fundamental to protect the health of many different ecosystems. Wastewater, properly treated, is a source of water for many purposes. Good wastewater treatment allows the maximum amount of water to be reused instead of going to waste. For more information about the importance of wastewater treatment, contact The Nibbler Company.

Importance of Water

Water is an essential nutrient and plays a key role in the human body. We can survive up to several weeks without food, but only a few days without water. Every system in the body, from cells and tissues, to vital organs requires water to function.

Did you know that:

  • Water carries nutrients to all cells in our body and oxygen to our brain
  • Water allows the body to absorb and assimilate minerals, vitamins, amino acids, glucose and other substances
  • Water flushes out toxins and waste
  • Water helps to regulate body temperature 
  • Water acts as a lubricant for joints and muscles

 In 2010, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) released its Scientific Opinion on Dietary Reference Values for Water, which provides us with clear recommendations on the amount of water men and women should be drinking per day, depending on their age. This Opinion has also paved the way for the issuing of national guidelines for the daily intake of water.

The health benefits of drinking water are well-documented and were recognised by the European Food Safety Authority in 2011, when it released its Scientific Opinion on water-related health claims >> (add link). EFSA confirmed that, when consuming the recommended amount, water contributes to the maintenance of normal physical functions, as well as the maintenance of normal cognitive functions. Moreover, water contributes to the maintaining the body’s normal thermoregulation.

Did you know that: Water makes up on average 60% of an adult’s body weight, from 31 % in bones to 83% in lungs.

Did you know that: The human body cannot store water? Every day we are constantly losing water though breathing, sweating and through the release of urine and faeces. Ensuring that lost fluids are replenished in a timely manner and that our bodies are correctly hydrated is essential for good health and for the body to operate.

Water makes up on average 60% of an adult’s body weight, from 31 % in bones to 83% in lungs.