Water Management

The physical condition of the nation’s 16,000 wastewater treatment systems is poor, due to a lack of investment in plant, equipment, and other capital improvements. Symposium speakers J. Alan Roberson, PE, an engineer, and Mark W. LeChevallier, PhD, both with the American Water Works Association, a water utility operating in 32 states, noted that focusing on wastewater management and water distribution systems is important because many of these systems are the actual source for drinking water contamination.

Notably, these aging wastewater management systems discharge 850 billion gallons of untreated sewage into U.S. surface waters each year. Also noteworthy is the fact that sanitary sewer overflows caused by blocked or broken pipes result in the release of as much as 10 billion gallons of raw sewage annually.

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  1. Your quality issues are of very useful importance.

    Most people in developing nations are consuming fish obtained from polluted lakes, dams, rivers and ponds etc. Lets do the risks assessment together as Scientists in order to put measures on board to prevent the poor people who are especially exposed to such health risks.

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