Water scarcity is a growing global concern and it looks like the impacts are already starting to be felt right here in our backyard. According to a report by the United Nations Environment Programme, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, two of America’s largest reservoirs which provide water and electricity to millions of people, are in danger of being heavily depleted to the point that they would not be able to flow downstream. With the possibility of a water crisis looming in the future, foresighted industry leaders are already expecting stricter regulations on the use of water.
Accordingly, multiple industries are preparing to adapt operating under stricter restrictions and regulations. One popular strategy many industries have adopted is making wastewater reclamation a top priority and enlisting commercial water treatment services in CA. This serves industries multiple benefits which will be outlined below.
Eliminate Cost For Wastewater Disposal
Onsite water reclamation which earlier used to be seen as a disposal liability is now widely adopted as an efficient and profitable business practice. Transporting wastewater to an offsite facility requires considerable cost. On-site wastewater reclamation, on the other hand, saves cost on transportation, disposal, and resources. Water reclamation is now considered to be an economical path to meeting an industry’s large scale water demands.
Reducing Dependence on Freshwater Supply
Using reclaimed water provides a cost-efficient supply that helps to reduce the demand and reliance on freshwater supply procured from sources such as groundwater, rivers, and reservoirs. Reclaimed wastewater can be used for agricultural purposes to relieve its dependence on freshwater supply. These include crop irrigation, commercial and residential landscaping, irrigating nurseries, and public and private golf, as well as in horticulture. This practice is especially beneficial in areas that are and will likely be affected by water shortage issues.
Avoiding Non-Compliance Fee
Contributing to the environmental cause by reducing water pollution is a valuable byproduct of reclaiming wastewater. In addition to serving this much relevant cause, reclaiming wastewater makes it possible for you to avoid liability issues as a result of non-compliance to strict wastewater disposability regulations. Going green can actually bring you more profit than loss.
Lower Operation Cost
The ability to continually treat and reclam wastewater is more cost effective than relying entirely on freshwater supply. The price of fresh water has been increasing gradually over the years. It is more affordable and cost-effective in the long term to invest in a robust wastewater treatment system and reduce dependence on freshwater supply.
Reduce Environmental Impact
Using advanced, large-scale filter press technology, multiple mining and mineral processing companies are now able to innovatively deal with mine tailings. They dry-stack them, as opposed to resorting to tailing ponds. This has allowed companies to reduce their impact on the environment as tailing ponds present several environmental risks which include leaks of contaminants into surface and groundwater threatening the health and life of people, wildlife, and aquatic life.
Wastewater reclamation is one of the solutions to the water scarcity problem that is not too far off in the future. At the same time, they provide multiple benefits to industries in terms of cost, operation, and compliance.
If you’re looking to integrate a water treatment system or upgrade an existing one, W2 Systems offers commercial water treatment services in CA that can provide an effective solution to your water reclamation or treatment needs. Contact us to let us know the problems you’re facing with water treatment and will provide you a fitting solution.