For many businesses, finding a simple, cost-effective and efficient way to process wastewater is critical to the bottom line. Failing to meet standards for disposal of the water into sewage systems can result in significant fines or the need to haul all wastewater to disposal facilities, which can also be a cost problem.
The solution is to use on-site dewatering equipment. There are several different options and companies to choose from, and narrowing down your choices starts by taking a closer look at each system.
Integration with Your Facility
A key factor in comparing dewatering equipment is to consider how the system works with your current operation. This includes where it has to be positioned, how easy it is to hook up the system to your wastewater discharge and even how effectively it can work given the condition of the effluent water.
Matching the size of the dewatering tank and system to your wastewater production levels is another critical concern. Some companies may only offer one size of system, which may result in a higher cost for multiple disposal requirements. However, with a larger system, your company may be able to earn passive income by treating the water for surrounding businesses.
Cost of Ownership Considerations
Maintenance, system efficiency, durability and even the specific pumps, processing equipment, and materials, as well as other costs of ownership, should always be considered and compared. The best systems are very low maintenance and have limited cost of ownership considerations.
When choosing dewatering equipment, always talk to the company about their experience with the system in your specific industry. This is a great indication of what you can expect with the system, including how effective it is at removing contaminants from the wastewater to allow for safe release of the water into the sewage system.
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