What happens to our wastewater? How do we take polluted or dirty water and turn it into clean water? What wastewater remediation plans are the most effective?
- Understanding the Situation: Our Earth is covered in water. We all know this from science class and the pictures we?ve seen from space. What most people don?t know is that only 3% of that water is actually fresh, and, of that, only 1% is fit for drinking. Nearly all of that is drinkable, fresh water is groundwater, which is water that sits underground rather than above like a river or lake. In the United States, 95% of our available fresh water is groundwater.
One reason so little of the world?s fresh water is fit to drink is because 70% of the world?s industrial waste ends up polluting our fresh water. It g