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Water Quality Impacts and Wastewater Treatment

By April 2, 2018 No Comments

Everything that is flushed or poured down the drain affects the water quality of your state’s rivers, lakes and, if applicable, coastal waters. Take, the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, for example. It is the second largest delta in the US and encompasses approximately 260,000 acres. It is considered “America’s Amazon” and is a host to a wide variety of habitats and some of the most diverse wildlife in Alabama including 126 species of fish, 46 mammals, 69 reptiles, 30 amphibians and at least 300 species of bird. (1) Protecting these waters is extremely important and starts at home. Something that is disposed of in Birmingham, for instance, will eventually end up in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and without the proper wastewater treatment infrastructures in place, could have a huge impact on the health of coastal waters.

 

Therefore, it is extremely important to not only be cautious at the resident level, but also to upgrade aging wastewater treatment infrastructures to preserve permitted effluent parameters and protect our ecosystems. If you feel your facility needs to be evaluated to ensure its effectiveness, contact AUC Group to set up an appointment. Having a fully functioning wastewater treatment plant in place will assure that the wastewater that enters our sensitive receiving/coastal recreation waters protects our ever-important habitats and wildlife.

 

Come experience the beauty of the Mobile Bay for yourself, April 8th at the Alabama Water Environment Association’s Inshore Fishing Tournament. AUC Group is proud to be a sponsor this year as a leader in the wastewater treatment plant industry, because as we all know, Quality Fishing Requires Quality Water. For more information, click here.

 

(Please note this event is SOLD OUT)

 

 

References:

Article:  (1) “Mobile-Tensaw River Delta”, Wikipedia. 

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