Water Recycling Best Practices Shouldn’t be Fluid
Contrary to popular belief, oil is not Earth’s most precious resource. Water is. That’s why proper wastewater management is critical and why best practices must be followed when treating every drop.
The uses of recycled water continue to expand throughout the U.S. in order to protect the environment and to accommodate the increasing demands on our country’s limited supply. The EPA, working with state and municipal organizations, as well as the private business sector, have proven that recycled water is a new and reliable water supply that does not compromise public health.
Advancements in wastewater treatment, particularly those connected to distribution systems at centralized facilities, is lowering treatment costs. By doing so, many of the economic barriers to recycling have been eliminated. In many cases the economics of treated/recycled water, combined with the value of extracted materials, make wastewater recycling a fiscally sound decision. In other words, these advancements are providing benefits across the three Ps: People, Planet and Profit.
The importance of best practices continues to increase as our demand for water (and water energy) expands. In many industries, high demand often attracts new service providers as barriers to market entry decline. Consequently, new companies may cut corners (willingly or unknowingly) in order to quickly capture market share. Low price may be used as a lead-in; which diminishes margin. And lower margins may force companies to dilute, even by-pass best practices. Keep in mind that best practices go beyond federal, state, and local regulations, as these rules define the minimum requirements for proper treatment and processing.
In addition to operating fully-permitted EPA and State-approved facilities, Liquid Environmental Solutions provides rigorous, turnkey solutions comprised of waste handling, treatment, disposal, manifesting and documentation, and liability coverage in order to protect its customers and the public.
In addition to having our facilities monitored by the cities in which we operate, we also discharge our cleaned waters into city wastewater collection systems as opposed to releasing directly into our waterways. This extra level of protection ensures waters are completely safe before being released back into the environment.
By working collaboratively, in accordance to best practices, we can increase supply while improving conservation and enhancing the sustainability efforts of our customers.
About Liquid Environmental Solutions
Liquid Environmental Solutions — the Largest Exclusively Non-Hazardous U.S. Wastewater Collection and Disposal Company, is known for innovation and leadership in protecting customers from liability and ensuring regulatory compliance, while minimizing their environmental footprint. Focused exclusively on servicing customers’ non-hazardous liquid waste needs, Liquid Environmental Solutions collects, treats and beneficially recovers materials from a wide variety of waste sources, including grease traps, grit traps, industrial and manufacturing processes, used cooking oil, and waste oil for the restaurant and hospitality, automotive maintenance, manufacturing, power plant, petrochemical and ship-building and repair industries, as well as waste collection companies. With over 700 team members, a state of the art fleet of more than 300 vacuum trucks, 54 collection branches, and 24 wastewater treatment plants, Liquid Environmental Solutions is positioned to meet customers’ diverse liquid waste needs throughout the United States. For more information about our company, our people and our environmental solutions, please visit liquidenviro.com.