A Parliamentary initiative (10.503) launched by National Councillor Adèle Thorens Goumaz (Greens) calls for rainwater to be used more extensively for purposes that do not require drinking water quality. The initiator is hoping to reduce the consumption of drinking water as a result. In addition, the initiative is seeking to increase the amount of rainwater that percolates into the soil. Eawag research projects show that the collection and storage of rainwater is costly, as is any purification required. On the other hand, percolation of rainwater into the soil can help alleviate incidents of flooding.
What to know about tiling when it comes to water quality concerns
Would you know what agricultural drainage was if you weren’t in the industry? Water quality issues continue to dominate the headlines and agriculture is getting caught in the blame game when water pollution sources are noted. As farmers and drainage contractors, it’s easy for us to forget that the vast majority of people don’t understand what tiling systems are and why they are used. We must remind ourselves that the simplest reason we install tile – to drain excess water off the surface...
Rhode Island Wastewater Plants Key To Water Quality Reversal
Despite evidence that often points to the contrary, many bodies of water around the country stand as prime examples of how environmental quality can be improved with the proper will and effort. Take, for instance,Narragansett Bay,located on the north side of the Rhode Island Sound. Located near some of America’s oldest settlements, the bay has served as a dumping ground for pollutants, sewage, and toxic metals since the Industrial Revolution. As a result, it became one of the most nitrogen-laden water...
Horizon and water treatment
Horizon is an environment company focused on water treatment.In the latest years,with the improvement of industrial economy,water quality is becoming worse and worse.To prevent the pollution trend,our government has raised the standard of sewage discharge several times,so traditional process and technology of water treatment can’t apply for the environmental requirements and technology revolution and innovation are necessary.In the recent years,many company and community have improved products to meet...
Control Algae and Improve the Water Quality in Waste Stabilization Ponds
Due to population growth, accelerated urbanisation and economic development, the quantity of waste water generated is increasing globally. Mainly in low-income areas, a large proportion of the waste water is discharged directly in the environment. When the waste water is treated, the treatment plants may not remove certain pollutants that can have a negative impact on the people and ecosystem. Treated wastewater usually contains high levels of nutrients that can cause algae blooms on the water surface of storage...
Case study - Remote water quality monitoring in South Africa
Situated in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa, the Xstrata Coal South Africa (XCSA) runs several open cut and underground mining operations producing thermal coal.To ensure their mining operations do not affect the surrounding natural water bodies, the company employs Hydrolab and OTT water quality monitoring equipment with remote data transmission options: the OTT ecoLog 800 water level and conductivity sensor, netDL data logger, and Hydrolab DS5X multiparameter sonde.Installation of this monitoring...