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Wastewater treatment& Prevention: How it is done professionally and on individual basis!

Drains and sewer both are required to be dealt with utmost priority with optimum level of perfection else it can lead to mess and unhygienic surroundings. In the UK, most of the drains and sewer are publically owned and comes under the ambit of the various water companies.

Though, for the drains and sewer that comes under the boundary of your property, you are solely responsible but for the ones outside your property, water companies are responsible.

There are several water companies who provide sewer and drains treatment services. Broadly, this treatment of sewer involves removing contaminants from wastewater, majorly from household sewage. It includes physical, chemical and biological processes in order to remove the contaminants and also produce environmentally safe treated wastewater.

Furthermore, a by-product of sewage treatment is generally a semi-solid waste or slurry that is called as sewage sludge that has to undergo further treatment so that it can be suitable for disposal and land application.

There are different types of wastewater treatments used by the companies. To mention a few of them are as follows:

  1. Pre-treatment
  • Grit removal
  • Flow equalization
  • Fat and grease removal
  1. Primary Treatment
  1. Secondary Treatment
  • Fixed-film or attached growth system
  • Suspended growth system
  1. Tertiary Treatment
  • Filtration
  • Lagoons or ponds
  • Biological nutrient removal
  • Nitrogen removal
  • Phosphorus removal
  • Disinfection


The aforementioned are some of the treatments that are used by the publically owned water companies. Though, these were some of the treatment that are used by the water companies, now let’s have a look on how to prevent waste water.

  • Water your lawn only when there is a need.
  • Avoid watering on windy days.
  • Do not water road.
  • Water trees slowly and infrequently in order to support deep routing
  • Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants so that it saves moisture
  • Use a broom to clean driveways
  • Don’t run hose while washing your car
  • Prevent your children from playing with hose and sprinkles
  • Keep a check for leaks in pipes, hoses faucets and couplings
  • Check your toilets for leaks
  • Try to take less time to shower
  • Get the water saving shower heads
  • Turn off the tap after you start brushing teeth
  • Use dishwasher and washing machines only for full loads
  • Don’t let the faucets run while you clean the vegetables

Implementing above mentioned points in real life can actually help in reducing the waste water. But for you big and serious concerns related to wastewater, sewage and drains, you can get in touch with the experienced professionals via Severn Trent contact number.

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