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Wastewater Treatment & Disposal I

Proper wastewater treatment and disposal are essential for the vitality of a functioning society. Without it, a community’s environment can be severely polluted and the health of the public is at great risk. To better understand the relationship between wastewater treatment and water treatment and distribution, examine the urban water cycle (link). Like the typical hydrologic cycle, which shows the natural movement of water in the environment, the urban water cycle shows how water is moved in an urban environment. Currently, there is a paradigm shift in water treatment and the line between water, wastewater, and stormwater is becoming thinner and thinner. For example, the use of reclaimed water from wastewater treatment plants can be used for various beneficial uses instead of being... Show More


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