To this article’s heading could and should also be added the extremely important exercise of saving. The principle of saving hardly needs to be explained at this juncture, and those who have never been accustomed to this well-worn but very good habit may sometimes wish that they were. But as always, it is never too late to start. But perhaps in the area of wastewater management and the treatment thereof, the savings habit becomes non-negotiable.
In fact, in many parts it has been legislated that industrial companies do so. When it comes to water shortages globally, they are among the biggest culprits. Just think about it for a second. Just think how many gallons of water are still being wasted in making the equivalent of one pint of beer or mug of coffee. So much for the cheeky motto to drink beer in order to save water. Water must be saved.
Every single last drop, if it can be helped. And in some parts, this is now non-negotiable. These days, the chances of water being wasted are diminishing by the day. If wastewater treatment facilities are not yet available on tap, technicians are on hand to, well, lend a hand. They now install portable wastewater apparatus onsite. All water that is collected may well be soiled during its industrial use but it can be cleaned for reuse.
And think about it for another second or so. Think about the water you are using from your kitchen tap. Do you honestly believe that this water is so crystal clear and pure and original when it is poured into your glass? Come on now, you have no idea how many times that water may have been treated. And that’s just the thing, by the time it reaches you, it’s clean.