Understanding Wastewater Management

Understanding Wastewater Management

Many businesses produce a lot of waste water that needs to be eliminated from the property. Without adequate treatment, your company’s waste water can cause a lot of damage to the environment. That’s why there are actually laws regarding the treatment and removal of waste water. If you want to ensure you don’t get on the wrong side of the local Water Authority then you’ll need a good waste water management plan.

What does waste water management consist of?

If you’re new to industrial wastewater management, you may be a little confused as to how you can manage your effluent treatment plant. One of the first things you need to do is understand the type of waste you’re dealing with. Some businesses produce waste that contains heavy metals, while others deal with paper and cardboard waste. The type of waste you are producing will determine what treatment you need. There isn’t a one size fits all with industrial waste water plants. So you’ll need to look at the different types of plants available before choosing one for your company.

Creating a plan that fits your business

Each business has its own waste water treatment needs. To create an adequate waste water management plan you’ll need to consider the following factors:

·         What is your budget?

·         What type of waste are you dealing with?

·         Who will be responsible for maintaining the system?

Your budget will obviously play a big part in the effluent treatment solutions you choose. However, it’s important to ensure you are using a top quality solution. Cost shouldn’t be the only factor you consider. Due to the importance of ensuring your waste water is eliminated safely, you need to make sure the solutions you invest in are sufficient enough to handle your waste water needs.

As mentioned earlier, the type of waste you are dealing with will determine the type of plant you need. Do as much research as you can on the type of waste you are dealing with before investing in a treatment solution.

Some waste water treatment plants require a lot more maintenance than others. Do you have any trained employees who will be able to maintain the system for you? If not you will need to employ a third party to do it for you. Professional waste water treatment companies such as Integrated Effluent Solutions, offer an expert maintenance service. This takes a lot of pressure off your company and ensures the waste water management is taken care of properly.

Overall it is vital that you understand your waste water management needs. Unless you want to end being in breach of your Consent to Discharge, it’s also important to research the environmental regulations regarding wastewater. We also offer pilot plant trials which enable you to test out a system before you invest. If you choose to go ahead and order a plant from us after the pilot trial, we’ll deduct the cost of the trial period from the price of the new plant.   

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