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Information About Wastewater

Resources about wastewater and wastewater treatment.

New York City's 14 wastewater treatment plants together treat 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater daily. Our system combines sanitary flow, created each time a New Yorker turns on a tap, runs a washing machine or flushes a toilet, and runoff that enters our sewers whenever it rains or snows.

Wastewater Management | Wastewater Programs | US EPA

Under the Clean Water Act, EPA works in partnership with EPA Regions, states, local governments, tribes, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations to regulate discharges into surface waters. Other EPA initiatives include green infrastructure, energy management, effective municipal capital finance mechanisms, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure sustainability, and water efficiency.


For the lake in North West England, see Wast Water. Wastewater, also written as waste water, is any water that has been adversely affected in quality by anthropogenic influence. Municipal wastewater is usually conveyed in a combined sewer or sanitary sewer, and treated at a wastewater treatment plant.

Water Use: Wastewater treatment

The USGS Water Science School Back to previous page We consider wastewater treatment as a water use because it is so interconnected with the other uses of water. Much of the water used by homes, industries, and businesses must be treated before it is released back to the environment.

NJ Water & Waste Treatment Chemicals Supplier - Seidler

Seidler, based in Newark NJ, is a reputable chemicals supplier including chemicals for water & waste treatment. Click here or call us at 973-465-1122.