Benefits of Storm Water Treatment and Re-Use
<p>Stormwater catchments vary widely most often needing treatment of the urban stormwater for protection of both downstream ecosystems and human needs from a sustainable resource in harvested rainwater and its water quality outcomes including for managed ecological benefit from longer term climate variations. Once rainwater reaches the ground it begins to collect pollutants that are carried in the water flows. The innovation of One Water Naturally systems approach is based on top-of -catchment process where pollutants require early separation and removal from the flow before the water is either harvested or released into waterways.</p>
<p>One Water Naturally have adopted a mixture of techniques to reduce stormwater's highly variable flow and water quality (volume quality nexus) including through point of capture separation and first flush to create a dual stream process to better manage the rainwater resource. In this way, we are better able to treat the captured water with processes using enabling water treatment technologies, such as advanced filtration systems serving differing catchment criteria, varying volumes and contaminate loads ahead of natural-based systems like Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) techniques with later stage wetlands or biofilters where we must provide a level of support for essential natural systems. The advanced treatment system is process driven and includes biological enhancement and non-chemical UV disinfection for alternate water sourcing systems to make sustainable use of rainwater harvesting as a resource. Stormwater harvesting and treatment are critical systems within the water-sensitive city contributing to water supply, protecting waterways, mitigating not just flooding but heat and other climate effects, reducing drainage infrastructure requirements and at the same time giving wonderful visual and practical water amenity.</p>
<p>Our product range and integration in a systems based approach can be easily retrofitted or used as greenfield solutions for water quality improvement supporting the natural water cycle and environmental outcomes for wonderful livable cities that must be in tune with nature.</p>Once rainwater reaches the ground it collects a broad spectrum of pollutants as it flows through the environment. The collected material varies from from leaves and vegetable matter to bottles, cans, and animal droppings. Storm Water treatment is crucial to improving the quality of the discharge into the environment and for maintaining the amenity of the riparian zone along our streams, wetlands, lagoons, lakes and ocean outlets.