Improving Wastewater Treatment: Utility companies have improved the controls in their treatment plants and fixed broken pipes to reduce the amount of sewage and chemical detergents released into water supplies.
Agricultural Wastewater: Water used in irrigation of crops and other agricultural processes can be contaminated by insecticides, animal waste and chemical fertilizers.
Learn more about how wastewater and gray water are being recycled on a larger scale by visiting Living Machines, a technology developed by Worrell Water Technologies.
Domestic Wastewater: Wastewater from the houses where we live can contaminate water systems through broken pipes, spillage or improper water treatment.
Also known as greywater, gray water consists of all wastewater other than toilet and kitchen sink and food wastes from garbage disposals.
E-coli bacteria found in human waste can contaminate groundwater if wastewater is improperly treated.