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Safe disposal of waste

The Hindu, 22 November 2014

 

Buyer pressure will eventually force builders who may be recalcitrant to invest in safe and low-maintenance sewage treatment plants, writes S. Vishwanath

 

The U.N. has declared November 19 as World Toilet Day to focus attention on the much needed aspect of sanitation and its lack in many parts of the world. While a toilet is essential to provide the much needed privacy and dignity, the disposal of waste by itself is not enough. We need systems which safely transport and treat the waste so that it does not end up spreading disease or polluting our rivers, lakes and groundwater.

 

Since it is caveat emptor in the real estate market, before buying a flat or a home ask and assure yourself about the sustainability and long-term availability of the water source. Also ask where the sewage is going and whether a sewage treatment plant has been set up with adequate technology to treat the waste-water generated up-to reuse standard. Buyer pressure will eventually force builders who may be recalcitrant to invest in safe, adequate and low-maintenance base sewage treatment plants. Read more....