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Sustainability Indicators in Practice by Dorice Agol, Agnieszka Latawiec

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12 How To Measure Wastewater Systems’ Sustainability?

Dariusz Latawiec

12.1 Introduction

Environmental pollution can be grouped into three main classes: water pollution, air pollution and soil pollution. Water pollution can originate from multiple sources, but common among them is wastewater discharged from domestic, agricultural or industrial facilities and processes. The management of domestic wastewater pollution is one of the targets of the European Council Urban Wastewater Directive (91/271/EEC). Pollution reduction can be achieved in different ways and the most commonly used strategy is the use of sewerage systems built in areas that meet defined criteria of technical and economic rationality. Processes of wastewater systems’ construction ...

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