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Domestic Wastewater: An Emerging Environmental Concern

Wastewater is pouring out of a pipe back into a lake

Most people do not think much about what we put down the drains. Once whatever we have put down the drain is out of sight it is usually out of mind. While we would not litter our surroundings or dump potentially harmful contaminants into nature, many do not think twice before discarding environmentally damaging substances down the drain. In modern societies, such substances can be found in everyday products and may contaminate your wastewater more than you think. While our drains are being subject to an abundance of potentially harmful substances, the wastewater treatment centers are not equipped to adequately treat the wastewater. The unfortunate result is contaminated wastewater being released back into nature, with significant environmental impacts.