The Case of Unsustainaville
Recharge & Reuse in Unsustainaville
To put it simply - Unsustainaville does not practice any reuse of treated wastewater. Treated wastewater is also not used to recharge groundwater sources. It is simply discharged into the river.
Problems with Recharge & Reuse in Unsustainaville
The fact that no reuse is practiced, leads to the following problems
- Wastewater is just discharged untreated. This leads to the pollution and eutrophication of water sources.
- Furthermore, the open discharge of wastewater leads to an increased infiltration of wastewater into groundwater resources, polluting the shallow wells of the population in the low-income areas.
Where do I find further information to tackle problems with recharge and reuse?
- See the recharge and reuse section of the implementation tools.
- To learn how you could start a change process, see planning and process tools.