When you work in an industrial sector, waste water management becomes an important consideration. It’s one of the key things you need to focus on if you want to avoid getting on the wrong side of the law. All companies have regulations they need to follow in order to ensure their waste water chemicals are being properly eliminated. Not only that, but proper management will help to cut costs and waste. So if you’re looking to get on top of your waste water, the tips below will help.
Assessing your industrial effluent treatment solutions
The first thing you need to do is assess your current industrial treatment plant. How many employees maintain the system? Some companies don’t do anything to maintain the system at all. The trouble is, if you don’t maintain and regularly assess your treatment plant, a number of problems can occur. The System could cause a breach of consent due to faulty instrumentation, dirty probes or even solids overflowing from the settlement tank.
Assessing the risks
Waste water management can be potentially hazardous if you don’t know what you’re doing. The chemical solutions used to treat the water can be potentially dangerous if handled incorrectly. Make sure you protect your employees with proper regulations. Ensure they stay on top of their hygiene, washing their hands after coming in contact with waste water products. Also ensure they cover up any open wounds and that they’re adequately trained in operating and maintaining the system.
Consider an upgrade
In the unlikely event that your existing water treatment system isn’t adequate, it may be worth thinking of upgrading. A new treatment plant will work much more efficiently and be tailored to fit your company’s needs. Obviously this is a huge decision and it will be a costly option. However, with a new plant it would not be long before you saw payback on your investment.
Hiring a professional company
If you’ve held back hiring a professional company to fulfil your needs, now may be the time to think again. A professional company such as Integrated Effluent Solutions can help to assess your current plant to determine whether any changes can be made. They are experienced in waste water management and will be able to identify any potential problems.
Another advantage to hiring professionals is the fact they can provide training where necessary. Don’t know much about the latest effluent water treatment regulations? If not, you could unintentionally be breaking them. This can have a seriously negative impact on the business and you could end up facing a hefty fine. Training up your staff on the latest regulations and safe waste water practices will benefit your business in the long run.
So to keep up with your waste water management in 2014, you need to:
· Assess your current system
· Identify any potential problems
· Ensure you’re up to date with the latest regulations
· Ensure staff are fully trained
· Make use of the latest waste water technologies
It can be a time consuming task so it’s worth hiring a professional company to assist you with maintenance programme and training. By making necessary changes, it can have long term benefits for the company. IES has a range of technologies to fit the needs of all effluent water treatment plants. From sulphate removal to neutralisation and biological treatments to Heavy Metal removal there’s a solution to fit your business.