Water and Wastewater




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Water is undoubtedly the most precious resource on our planet; as such we must manage water and wastewater to ensure maximum availability and usability.

We consider wastewater treatment as a water use because it is so interconnected with the other uses of water. Much of the water used by homes, industries, and businesses must be treated before it is released back to the environment.

Wastewater is used water. It includes substances such as human waste, food scraps, oils, soaps and chemicals. In homes, this includes water from sinks, showers, bathtubs, toilets, washing machines and dishwashers. Businesses and industries also contribute their share of used water that must be cleaned. Wastewater also includes storm runoff. Although some people assume that the rain that runs down the street during a storm is fairly clean, it isn't. Harmful substances that wash off roads, parking lots, and rooftops can harm our rivers and lakes.

It is vital that our water is continuously monitored for quality and quantity; this can only be done with the use of sensors linked into a reliable wireless data network. ArWest narrow band radios can provide this network.