Proper Maintenance of Sewer Utilities
In each and every area, water, and sewer utilities are a major requirement for all commercial, residential and industrial purposes. Water utilities majorly provide potable water to use in industrial, commercial and residential areas for cleaning, washing, drinking, cooking and supporting other needs that need water. Waste water generated from the various premises in an area is collected in the sewer utilities where it is carried to a common place for processing or disposal. Both the pipes for water and sewer utilities run together in most regions although some sewer utilities run underground. The water pipes are required to be above the sewer pipes to avoid contamination of the potable water in case there is a leakage in the sewer pipes.
Waste water carried in sewer utilities is taken to a common place for disposal or treatment to make it safe for disposing into the environment. The wastewater carried is from all premises that are connected to the sewer system in an area. There are places which make the sewer utilities to accommodate both the sewage and storm water mainly in urban areas where the land is cemented hence hard for the water to infiltrate. Most areas ensure that there are two separate sewer utilities for carrying sewage water and storm water. With the two systems, sewage and storm water can be managed differently as they have different wastes and can be put into different use when recycled. In a treatment plant where wastewater is taken, the organic nod inorganic pollutants are removed making the water safe for disposal into the environment. In most places, the users of the sewer utilities are required to pay for the services which happen as they pay for the water utilities. The money collected ensures that the sewer utilities are maintained at all times.
There are also areas that are not connected to the municipal sewer utilities hence they go for septic tanks which are also sewer utilities. Concrete, plastic or fiberglass are some of the materials that make septic tanks used to collect wastewater. Septic tanks are mainly used in residential areas since the wastewater generated is not a lot. Also, septic tanks can be able to treat the wastewater by the use of microorganism present inside. There are some measures one has to put in place to ensure prper running of the septic tank. These include reducing the amount of oil disposed as well as preventing release of harmful chemicals that are likely to kill microorganisms or destroy the septic tank. Septic tanks should be placed beneath the ground and they should be made in a way that they do not leak r release odors into the environment. Septic tanks are also required to be located at least 5 feet from the house in most areas.