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Water pollution control

Water pollution control is the sum of all the efforts made to avoid damage to the earth’s natural waters (surface waters and groundwater). It is deployed to preserve the purity of both drinking and process water and, as part of nature conservation, to protect aquatic ecosystems.

The objective of water protection is to reduce to a tolerable level the impact of human water use on the natural waters and their surrounding areas.

A number of measures are used for water protection. Pollution may be reduced, for example, by avoiding the use of substances that are hazardous to water or by confining their use to their point of origin. Other measures include adapted agricultural management (e.g. erosion prevention, low use of fertilisers and pesticides), waste water diversion and purification measures, legislation compliant waste disposal, and accident/incident prevention and control using methods such as fire water retention.

 

Our services

  • We prepare waste water and treatment system registers (VAwS).
  • We inspect channel and drainage systems (condition, faulty discharge).
  • We plan, build and optimise waste water installations.
  • We are experts at dealing with substances that are hazardous to water.
  • We will provide you with a waterway protection officer to help you comply with your legal obligations.
  • We will ensure that you meet water legislation requirements by providing advice, supervision and guidance, as well as providing reports for your operators. 
  • We will help you fulfil your monitoring obligations by measuring the emissions of your discharge points and your operations. 
  • We will identify the causes of problems and help you with any official or water police investigations.