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Community-Focused Water and Wastewater Practices

Below are three effective ways to keep a water and wastewater facility in residential areas safe, odor-free, and environmentally friendly.

Embrace Sustainability
There are many sustainable options in wastewater and stormwater treatment, whereby a facility can repurpose the treated water for flushing toilets, landscape irrigation, and water features.
Stormwater in particular can be treated through green roofs via waterways to lessen the dependence on the municipal stormwater system and create a natural urban oasis. Roof gardens and rain gardens are very effective methods to not only reduce the environmental footprint, but are also excellent ways to reduce costs and create a more efficient building.
Green Roofs for Stormwaters

Reduce Volumes
Reducing wastewater volumes is an essential way to become more environmentally responsible. High efficiency fixtures and dry fixtures, such as composting toilets and waterless urinals to reduce wastewater volumes are desirable choices in new construction, as they reduce the reliance on the wastewater system, creating less stress and a higher level of efficiency. Reusing stormwater or grey water for conveyance or on-site wastewater treatment systems are excellent ways to reduce volumes and provide an alternative to wasteful practices.
Glacier Bay 2-Piece High Efficiency

Ozone Odor Control
Ozone removes odor by destroying the molecules, bacteria, and spores that cause undesirable odors. Ozone reacts quickly with particles, changing their structure to create non-offensive molecules and eliminating the smell. Many state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plants use ozone to combat bad odors.
Ozone Oxidation Process for Ordors

TNphoto Tatsuya Nakagawa
Tatsuya Nakagawa is the VP of Marketing and co-founder of Castagra Products, a storage tank and wastewater coatings manufacturing company that is highly acclaimed for its sustainable coatings and cold weather coating applications. Castagra products are NSF-61 certified and are used by the world’s top water and wastewater contractors.