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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. Industrial, residential and commercial facilities require potable water for a smooth running of their activities hence a water utility system is put in place for providing this water. Once potable water has been used, wastewater is generated which needs to be removed from all the premises by use of the sewer utilities into a commonplace. Both the pipes for water and sewer utilities run together in most regions although some sewer utilities run underground. Water pipes are required to be above the sewer pipe to prevent chances of contamination in situations where there is a leakage in the sewer pipes.
Waste water which is known as sewage is usually transported in sewer utilities to a place where it is either treated or disposed. The wastewater carried is from all premises that are connected to the sewer system in an area. Sometimes the sewer utilities are made such that they can also carry storm water mostly in town areas where the surfaces are unable to allow the water to infiltrate into the soil. Some areas also put in place two separate sewers to carry both the sewage and the stormwater. This is because it is easier to manage sewage water and storm water separately as they contain different types and quantities of waste. In a treatment plant where wastewater is taken, the organic nod inorganic pollutants are removed making the water safe for disposal into the environment. Sewer and water utility services are run by one company hence user pay for both services as one to the company. The payments made are used for the proper running and maintenance of the sewer utilities.
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 very effective for use in residential areas that produce less wastewater as compared to industrial and commercial premises. Septic tanks have microorganisms that help in treating waste water disposed in them. Use of septic tanks requires that one takes some precautionary measure to ensure that it runs smoothly. This includes avoiding disposing too much oil into the septic tanks or dangerous chemicals that are likely to damage the septic tank or even kill bacteria responsible for treating the waste water. Regulations require septic tanks to be placed beneath the ground surface and one should ensure that they do not leak nor release odors into the environment. In many areas, the law requires that the septic tanks be place at least 5 feet from the house.