Due to summer peaks, illegal discharges and bad functioning wastewater treatment plants (WWTP’s) tourists on several European coasts are swimming in raw sewage. Brown foam, bandages, condoms and toilet paper are washing upon the shores in different European Member States, causing health risks for holiday makers.
Scotland: Village gets mobile drinking water treatment unit
A retention basin with a storage capacity of 50.000 m3 improves Marseilles wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) by enabling it to treat wastewater and storm water during periods of heavy rainfall. As a result of this new basin less untreated wastewater will threaten the Calanques National Park. The new retention basin is one of the SUEZ projects being showed to the international press on the eve of World Ocean Day.
World Water Day 2017 is aiming at reusing wastewater