The way we deal with wastewater is changing.
The Pacific region boasts around 30,000 islands, grouped into three geographical regions: Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Due to their remote locations and vulnerability to natural disasters, the cost of developing and maintaining essential infrastructure is remarkably high.
The growth of communities, and increasing tourism in these isolated areas, means it is vital to raise environmental awareness and enhance resource management. Climate change and overfishing are widely recognised threats to the unique, diverse marine environments which include abundant coral reefs and marine life.
However, untreated sewage also poses a significant pollution menace. Over the coming decades, impacts from nutrient loading, oxygen depletion, and increased pathogens are expected to contribute significantly to damaging these precious ecosystems.
The coastal and marine environments in the Pacific region are of great social and economic importance.
To put this in context, it is estimated nine million people in the Pacific benefit from coral reefs, including the almost seven million people who are highly dependent on reefs for their food or livelihood. Therefore, it is crucial that all wastewater treatment solutions consistently produce safe, treated water to safeguard these pristine environments and vital economic resources.
Excess nutrients are the most common pollutant found in sewage. On a reef, coral and seaweed compete for space and light, with corals typically prevailing. However, excess nutrients can tip the balance in favour of seaweed. Sewage also provides a breeding ground for viruses and bacteria, and faecal contamination is a major (worldwide) contributor to coral reef decline.
Discovering suitable wastewater treatment solutions can be a challenging task. This is due to the extreme environments, intermittent power supply, and variable flows.
Effective treatment solutions must meet certain factors such as treatment quality requirements and cost. It also includes operational (including climate, power, and flows) conditions and operational requirements, complexity, and uniformity.
True Water Pacific is proud to offer high-quality, low-cost commercial, and community treatment plants which are expertly designed to perform in even the most extreme climatic environments.
We are committed to helping your project team make informed decisions about investing in ISO-certified wastewater infrastructure. We take responsibility for the duration of every project phase; from consultancy and regulatory approvals, to design, production, installation, and maintenance.