What are Wastewater Treatment Landscapes?

What are Wastewater Treatment Landscapes

Wastewater Treatment Landscapes or Sewage Treatment Plants Landscapes are the landscape structures which are build in such a way so as to efficiently use the wastewater from the treatment plants while obscuring the Sewage Treatment Plant from plain site and at the same time adding a green space to the complex.

Wastewater management is need of the hour, as with the ever-rising global population, we are already facing a huge water crisis. The most important step in fighting this crisis is the efficient management of water supply. The water once used in bathroom sinks, laundry or shower heads is considered as grey water and it contains organic material that is good for plants. This runoff water can be used for gardening purposes which not only reduces the total freshwater demand but also boosts the plant growth.

In the last decade there has been huge advancement when it comes to environmental engineering research on decentralized, biological remediation of wastewater. Wastewater Treatment Plants or Sewage Treatment Plants are specially designed for the  purpose of regulating hydrologic flows in surface drainage systems. They are spatially and strategically distributed in the landscape and can treat wastewater generated from institutional land uses, residential and corporate complexes.

Once we come to a conclusion that adding a wastewater treatment plant is vital for cost purposes as well as for effective water management, the next question that comes to mind is how we can beautify it. With careful planning, sewage treatment plant landscapes can be designed that are not only pleasing to the senses and but also kind to the environment. These following factors should always be kept in mind while creating a sewage treatment plant landscapes:

Plan

Just as before constructing a building, lots of thought is given in preparing its plan, similarly it is very important that a plan is created for the landscape so as to take into account the drainage between the Wastewater Treatment System, the placement of turfs, vegetation and its placement, landscape accessories etc

Vegetation

Choosing the right kind of vegetation is very important while creating a Sewage Treatment Plants as some plants require more water than the others and also on what kind of vegetation is suitable for the combination of nutrients present in the treated water.

Soil

The kind of soil to be added to the landscape structure also depends on the plantation and the nutrients already present in the treated water.

Maintenance is key factor for any system to be a success, similarly the Water Treatment plant landscape needs periodical maintenance, like checking the nutrients in the water from time to time, cleaning the drainage channels etc.

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Noida authority to repair pits for harvesting rainwater.

Noida  authority to repair pits for harvesting rainwater

Noida authority decided to construct water harvesting pits in small parks too as we need to conserve rainwater as much as we can. However, these pits in small parks will be ready only in the next few months,” Prakash said.

Credits:http://www.hindustantimes.com/noida/authority-to-repair-pits-for-harvesting-rainwater/story-MNvhrvOCZfKSkUa20wUjRN.html

Civic body tells staff to adopt rainwater harvesting or suffer cuts in salary.

Civic body tells staff to adopt rainwater harvesting or suffer cuts in salary

Aurangabad: Municipal commissioner Om Prakash Bakoria on Monday issued an ultimatum to the civic body staff: implement rainwater harvesting at their homes or suffer a pay cut.We should set an example for the citizens.

Credits:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/aurangabad/Civic-body-tells-staff-to-adopt-rainwater-harvesting-or-suffer-cuts-in-salary/articleshow/52949044.cms

This village’s unique rain water harvesting plan has revived a dry pond.

This village’s unique rain water harvesting plan has revived a dry pond

Rainwater harvesting is not limited to cities or villages but tribals are also getting benefit from it. The Bhil tribals of Hathipawa hillock of Jhabua district have revived their dry pond where children use to play cricket during dry spell, with the technique of rainwater harvesting. 

Credits:http://www.hindustantimes.com/indore/this-village-s-unique-rain-water-harvesting-plan-has-revived-a-dry-pond/story-Nu2INeRVI0A0aXpndOI1FN.html

Ibrahimpur Ready To Harvest Rainwater

Ibrahimpur ready to harverst rainwater

Although Ibrahimpur is a small village in Telangana but has many accolades in its name. After getting Nirmal Gram Puraskar in 2013 it is one of the mosquito-free village and has increases its green cover by planting 42,000 saplings during last Haritha Haram programmer. Now they are all set to opt for rainwater harvesting for irrigation. They have started working on digging trenches to store water. Read along the full story that will truly leave you amazed.

Read details article on : http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Telangana/2016-06-14/Ibrahimpur-ready-to-harvest-rainwater/234977

Real solution to water crises

Real solution to water crises

Rainwater harvesting has helped the residents of Shree apartments in Sainathpuram, ECIL, Hyderabad. When the city was facing water crisis, they ordered for only 4 tankers of water this year. By investing just 25000 Rs they were able to save more that 2.5 lakhs over the years. They understand that rainwater harvesting is the only way to raise the underground water table and fight water crisis.

Credits:http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Telangana/2016-06-13/Real-solution-to-water-crises/234706

PMC to harvest rainwater on all its buildings

PMC to harvest rainwater on all its buildings

Pune municipal corporation has decided to recharge groundwater from rainwater harvesting system. They have installed the system on 74 civic buildings. On total water from six lakh square feet of roof tops of the civic buildings would be conserved. They will be using this water for irrigation groundwater recharge.

Credits:http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/pune/pmc-to-harvest-rainwater-on-all-its-buildings-2817438/