Forgotten impacts on community health and the environment

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Forgotten impacts on community health and the environment

Every year natural disasters wreak havoc on families and their communities through out Australia. As was the case Cyclone Marcia hit the small community of Byfield on the central Queensland Coast last month.

Storm_3Whilst we see the structural damage to buildings and hear a little of the health risks faced by residents, a very real community health and environmental risk is seldom reported.

Sewerage discharge into flooded waterways due to loss of electricity, some times for several days is very common. The cost to fix a sewerage treatment system after it has been without electricity for even just 24 hours can also be substantial and compound the problem and the time taken to rectify the failure.

This is not only a problem for residential owners of treatments plants. commercial operators and business owners can also suffer major interruption to their operation when their wastewater treatment plant loses power. An example is the Mt Morgan Caravan Park that lost power for more than 7 days. Residents do not disappear and simply have to keep using the facilities as nature calls.

A lot of regulators, designers, businesses and families are beginning to realise that these severe weather events should be given much greater consideration when choosing a sewage treatment option for there schools, community centers, businesses and homes.

PASSIVE SEPTIC TREATMENT options such as the Advanced Enviro-Septic has a huge advantage is this area, simply because it does not require electrical, mechanical or chemical treatment in order to safely treat raw sewage.

The adoption of passive treatment is an important new industry trend that provides community health and environmental protection to the highest level with the ability to rejuvenate and re-establish safe natural treatment without expensive maintenance intervention.

Proudly making passive septic systems safer than ever before.

 

By |March 25th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Forgotten impacts on community health and the environment