The true value of wastewater
Wastewater isn’t free, wastewater facilities don’t generate any money: what may be true at first glance from a business management perspective might well be viewed differently as soon as the wastewater facility breaks down. Then the economic damage can rapidly reach dizzying heights. So how do you measure the economic value of a wastewater facility?
Sometimes you only know the true value of a machine when it suddenly stops working. That’s when the consequential costs become apparent. It’s a similar story with wastewater facilities. Executives and plant managers at dairies often struggle to put a figure on the economic value of a wastewater facility. “At first glance, wastewater facilities don’t generate any discernible return on investment from a manager’s point of view, they just cost money,” sums up the engineer, Dr. Reiner Brambach, Director of Sales & Project Planning at EnviroChemie. The added value of smooth-running wastewater disposal becomes clear as soon as the problems arise. “Customers who have gone through this once before can put a much more accurate figure on the value,” adds Brambach.