Waste Water Management Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… Proper wastewater treatment and disposal is one of the most important functions for healthy communities. Failure to treat wastewater may render a community completely unsafe to live in and result in a significant public health problem for residents. The American cities that experienced the highest death rates were those that lacked an adequate domestic water supply system and wastewater disposal (NRDC, 2008). Simple sanitation improvements, like digging pit latrines and treating drinking water with chlorine, filters and other simple, existing technologies can save millions of lives. This can be done by treating the …show more content…
The biomass is then separated from the product water in a final clarifier. This treatment removes about 80-95% of suspended solids and BOD. Tertiary treatment is the polishing process that filters the treated water through fine sand or granular material to remove fine suspended solids. The water is then chlorinated for disinfection. Tertiary treatment provides the needed process to make water cleaner and safer to …show more content…
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