Where does our sewage go?

In countries where water is readily available to us, we can sometimes take it for granted. It has so many uses, either personally in our own homes, as part of most industrial processes or in agriculture to help us grow our food. However, once we have utilised this water, it becomes contaminated and can be a danger to our health. What do we do with the water then?

Most wastewater follows the same route as it is directed underground and into treatment plants. Having learned from previous issues throughout history, we know that dumping sewage back into rivers and oceans untreated has dire consequences for everyone’s health. 

Sewage systems are tasked with the job of removing debris, from large plastic objects that have found their way into drains to smaller mineral particles such as grit or stones. Once contaminant-free, the water is returned to nature to repeat the cycle.

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