Are you curious as to whether it’s worth investing in onsite wastewater treatment for your project or simply wastewater storage before pumping offsite? We’ve been asked this question time and time again, so we’ve weighed up the pros and cons of each management method to help you decide.
Water management plays an integral role in the seamless day-to-day operations of any remote site, particularly an accommodation camp within the mining sector.
Water is an essential resource when it comes to:
- operating amenities such as showers, taps and toilets,
- vehicle wash bays,
- and most importantly, providing safe drinking water.
It’s no mystery then, that wastewater is an inevitable by-product of the extensive water usage on remote sites. In the early stages of planning any accommodation village, the pressing question of how this wastewater will be dealt with arises.
There are two primary options on the table:
1. Integrating an onsite sewage treatment plant
2. Storing wastewater for offsite treatment
There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to choosing which option is best suited to your site, but we’ve discussed a few key factors to consider. The table below very generally captures the best option based on these factors.