Wastewater Reuse for Non-Drinking Water Purposes


SDG-6 specifically has a target to reduce the proportion of untreated wastewater by half by 2030, while sustainably increasing water resilience. Water reuse (also commonly known as water recycling or water reclamation) reclaims water from a variety of sources then treats and reuses it for beneficial purposes like agriculture and irrigation, aquifer recharge, industrial processes, and environmental revitalisation.


Some municipalities are increasingly incapable of addressing issues with wastewater management, and effectively reacting to disasters. The decaying state of domestic wastewater and sewage treatment management in South Africa is one of the biggest contributing elements to the countless pollution problems in many parts of South Africa and a major determinant to environmental and human health concerns.


There are many diverse industries and applications that benefit from water and wastewater reuse and these include mining and mineral processing, the power sector, agriculture, aggregates, commercial laundries, breweries, and other industries that may be generators of hazardous waste. MEB supplies leading technology for direct, decentralised wastewater treatment reuse solutions should be implemented to reduce the level of contaminants present. Businesses can maximise on reuse by sharing between businesses. Wastewater treatment and reuse between businesses can lower the capital costs of the treatment for all parties, this makes reuse a more economical option.


We have been successfully reducing the environmental impact of our clients, by lowering demand and pressure on freshwater resources. Eliminating the need to transport water is a great way to save costs and energy, try our decentralised wastewater reuse solutions for a variety of domestic applications. Recycling and reusing wastewater are an economical path to meeting our Sustainable Development Goals and the nations large-scale water demands.



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