Reusing and recycling our natural resources such as water is humankind’s effort in protecting the environment. Fortunately, various programs focus on reducing the use of water and preventing wastewater thus, the need to recycle water. Such initiatives from the public and private entities can deliver significant social, economic and environmental benefits.
Recycled water refers to a climate dependent and a renewable source. It does not have the same restrictions like potable water and is always available despite factors such as population. By using recycled water, we are saving the future generation.
The impacts of global warming and rainfall variations severely affect us but not if we use recycled water. Most of us don’t realize that recycled water is used to supply water for wetland ecosystems, recharge underground aquifers, and helps in residential development.
Alternative water resources include the following;
RAINWATER- it is the easiest and most efficient way to conserve water supplies and lessen the water we use. There are various methods to try to collect and handle rainwater for home, multi-residential and community utilization.
GREYWATER– refers to non-toilet household wastewater. It is also a suitable source of water especially during water restriction and drought. However, greywater should be treated and undergo recycling systems to prevent health risks.
INDUSTRIAL WATER– reusing this type of water source can alleviate the pressure on our current sources. It can also help to avoid the needs to release to sewers. Likewise, proper treatments and management of industrial water will allow you to use it for irrigation, material washing, toilet flushing and the like.
Recycled water offers plenty of benefits that all of us can enjoy.
- It helps save precious drinking water resources. It contributes to water conservation efforts while ensuring that there is a sustainable water supply for the future generations.
- It also lessens treated water discharge. Instead of releasing it into the ocean, treated water can keep the suburbs green hence, reducing heat-island effect due to human-made structures.
- It is a renewable source that can be restored through the sewerage system.
- Technically, we are returning water to the environment by using recycled water.
We cannot ignore the fact that we will also experience the benefit or recycling water and other natural resources. It can produce greener neighborhoods and open spaces, reduce the use of clean water while improving the health and quality of every community.