This may involve the use of holding tanks, aerated wastewater treatment plants, irrigation systems, and wetlands, composting toilets or any other technology. This second section will focus on aerated wastewater.
The delivery of safe drinking-water requires actions to be taken throughout the water cycle from the catchment to the point of consumption. The focus of any programm designed to deliver safe drinking-water should therefore be the effective management
Pollutants are substances that enter an environment in amounts that disturb the natural balance of the system, resulting in adverse impacts on that system or on public health. Some Typical Pollutants Include:
- Livestock can also suffer health impacts from drinking water high in nitrate. Nitrate is a compound (NO3 that contains nitrogen and three oxygens that can come from the decomposition of organic material in waste. It is found in some fertilizers.
Improperly managed, these pollutants can enter our water supplies, resulting in water quality degradation. Pollutants also have adverse aesthetic, social, and economic impacts, such as causing a community's workforce to be indisposed by illness. Illness can then affect a family's earning ability and social well being. Pollutants can also affect property values. Some may create odor and other nuisancerelated conditions.
Most homes in rural and many suburban areas depend upon a septic system for treatment and disposal of their household wastewater. In these areas, the value of land is often directly related
to its ability to accommodate a properly functioning onsite wastewater treatment system. Onsite wastewater system use has such significant impacts on water resources, property value, public
health and environmental quality that considerations for their use should be integrated into community and county land use planning. Zoning ordinances should reflect wastewater management plans including the potential for the use of onsite systems and the density of these systems that is acceptable.
Some areas have been considered not developable because the soil and site conditions are not suitable for the installation and use of conventional onsite systems. In such areas, the