3 Sources of Wastewater


Wastewater is water that has been used and is then released to a sewage facility or back into the environment. These liquids can cause issues such as pollution of clean water and contamination of agricultural fields. Here are three common sources of wastewater.

1. Domestic Buildings

Domestic buildings, which include not only houses but hotels, apartments, schools, churches, and hospitals, are one of the main contributors to wastewater. This is partly due to the sheer number of people who reside in or use these buildings. Hospitals and laboratories, in particular, produce different varieties of waste that should not re-enter streams and lakes without at least going through a filter press rental.

2. Surface Runoff

When it rains for the first time after a dry spell, oil and other types of residue from roadways spill into drains and make their way into natural bodies of water. Flooding also creates wastewater due to the capacity of floodwaters to carry away litter and debris. Runoff is also produced from agricultural and industrial sites. While smoke produced from factories is often visible to the naked eye. Water pollution is sometimes less visible but still as harmful.

3. Commercial Buildings

Like domestic buildings, commercial buildings such as offices, restaurants, and stores see a large number of people coming and going each day. Some commercial buildings are even open 24 hours a day. Commercial buildings produce dirty water in the form of sewage and discarded food, among other things.  Some commercial spaces have made excellent attempts at reducing the amount of wastewater that they contribute to the environment. One way that businesses have done this is by taking some types of wastewater and using it to give life to a garden or green space on the premises.

These are three common sources of wastewater, but there are things that you can do to reduce the amount you release into the environment.