Why Waste Water? World Water Day

  • 22 March, 2017
Sustainable sewerage: Why waste water?

World Water Day

As the United Nations say on World Water Day, “water is an essential element to sustainable development”. The theme of this year, “Why Waste Water?” is a pun which combines two indispensable concepts: sewage treatment and the waste that it can suppose. Flovac contributes everyday with the World Water Day topic, as the vacuum sewerage system can be defined as sustainable sewerage.

Sustainable sewerage: Why waste water?

2017 Official Poster

This year, the United Nation’s concern is pollution produced when sanitation isn’t sustainable. For this reason, UN’s goal is to increase the collection and treatment of wastewater to help protecting the environment and the hydrology resources.

Flovac shares this concern. And this is why we offer a more sustainable and efficient sewerage system to provide sanitation that prevents pollution: the vacuum system.

Flovac’s Sustainable Sewerage System

This system counts with watertight pipes, incapable to produce a leak to the ground, so the environment isn’t polluted and not even a drop of water is waste (which is really useful of you pretend to use after the treating). Furthermore, infiltration is also prevented and costs and energy of depuration decrease. For all these reasons, it is the most suitable system to high water table areas, where is usual to have salty water filtrations in the net.

Furthermore, as water is propelled by vacuum force, the system can be installed in any place, regardless of the difficulties of the terrain (as it does not need deep trenches or a gradient). For this reason, it is a sustainable sewerage that can be installed even in the most remote places (see Flovac’s project in Canouan, the Caribbean) and provide sewage treatment in any location.

Facts from the United Nations

World Water Day 2017: Why Waste Water? Official Video

  • Globally, over 80% of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused.
  • 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with feces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.
  • Unsafe water, poor sanitation and hygiene cause around 842,000 deaths each year.
  • The opportunities from exploiting wastewater as a resource are enormous. Safely managed wastewater is an affordable and sustainable source of water, energy, nutrients and other recoverable materials.

Source: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

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