Wastewater Management
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JITF Aquasource is committed to working incessantly towards improving the quality of drinking water by ensuring 24x7 water supply systems and solutions. Besides reconstruction and/or construction of water supply infrastructure, JITF Aquasource offers integrated solutions for operation, maintenance and management of the systems, which covers:

  • Detailed Study of Existing Systems
  • GIS Platform based Water and Energy Audits
  • Quantification and Reduction in NRW/ UFW
  • Augmentation, Rehabilitation & Modernization of Existing Systems
  • Installation of Automated Metering System & Recording
  • Computerized Billing and Revenue Collection Systems
  • Centralized Complaint Redressal Cells

    Process
  • Procurement

    • Poor governance has left the water sector in crisis. Nearly 1.2 billion people around the globe lack reliable access to water and more than 2.6 billion are without adequate sanitation. Millions of others are forced to live in flood-prone areas or where drought and desertification are constant threats.
    • The water sector's diffuse governance means that reforms to counter these problems have tended to be compartmentalized and ineffective. The sizable number of countries sharing the same water sources compounds the challenge. It is estimated that 2.6 billion people around the world - two in five citizens - live in international water basins where resources cut across borders and government authorities. Countries' attempts to better manage the sharing and sustainability of water have been undermined by the sector's lack of transparency, poor accountability and limited participation. These breakdowns are found in the distortions that characterise the sectors regulatory frameworks and contracts.
    • Bringing transparency, accountability and participation back into water governance can help to build the integrity needed to mitigate the sector's high risks. Actions must target policies that can account for and overcome the dispersion of responsibilities across agencies and countries. Initiatives must also ensure that transparency, accountability and participation are not seen as abstract concepts, but practically address the sector's day-to-day demands. The outcome of interventions should be to create an environment where different actors see that good practices are a game of the sector. Changes should reassure small landholders and poor people that they are heard and get their fair share of water.
    • Reforms should reassure industry that their competitors are not using their influence to flout environmental rules. JITF Aquasource follows and recommends that key policy responses centre on promoting the principles of transparency, accountability and participation:

  • Transparency

    • Adopt due diligence procedures that use proper accounting processes prior to and after contracting and establish public procurement processes with clear specifications, deliverables and selection criteria
    • Work with water infrastructure and service providers to put in place programmes to provide guidance and benchmarks
    • Lobby national and international agencies to promote transparency in their work
    • Performance criteria, assessments and terms of service for water providers need to be formalised and publicly available. All too often this type of information is hidden from public scrutiny, be it for public or private water provision

  • Accountability

    • Employ water quality indicators and utility performance benchmarking
    • Set performance targets that use previously agreed-upon minimum standards which companies (public and private) must meet
    • Promote the broad use of integrity pacts between governments and contractors as part of public procurement processes and service provision
    • Incorporate community-monitoring mechanisms. Social audits are a good tool for checking

  • Participation

    • Use stakeholder assessments and water governance mapping activities to diagnose breakdowns and desired reforms. These should look at the strengths and interests of incumbent elites, as well as the preferences and specific needs of the poor and other intended beneficiaries
    • Formalise participatory processes such as town hall meetings and community councils, as well as other forums, to ensure changes in water governance reforms do not undercut peoples' basic livelihoods
    • Engage communities in making decisions on questions of access and service, such as selecting sites for community wells, allocating water budgets and managing water supply/ sanitation systems
    • Support strong Right to Information (RTI) laws to help clarify and protect the rights of the less powerful when it comes to water resources/water supply services

  • Technologies

    The use of conventional water and wastewater treatment processes becomes increasingly challenged with the identification of more and more contaminants, rapid growth of population and industrial activities, and diminishing availability of water resources. Three emerging treatment technologies, including membrane filtration, advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), and UV irradiation, hold great promise to provide alternatives for better protection of public health and the environment. The emphasis is placed on their basic principles, main applications, and new developments. Advantages and disadvantages of these technologies are compared to highlight their current limitations and future research needs.

    JITF Aquasource offers proven solutions and new approaches that protect your high-value assets, maximize run times, reduce maintenance, save energy, and enhance product quality. Our leading chemical, filtration and separation technologies have a rich history of results in water and process applications. We add diagnostic and predictive tools that let you operate more proactively. Simply stated, our people deliver products and services that make your products better and your operations more efficient. As a JITF Aquasource customer, you can rely on a company known for keeping promises and delivering bottom-line benefits, be it our membrane treatment systems filter water, handle fluids, concentrate solutions, recover byproducts, and treat wastewater for recycling or discharge, we outsource membrane elements, spiral membrane equipment, filters, hollow-fiber membranes, electro-dialysis/electro-dialysis reversal systems and electrode-ionization equipment in numerous configurations that let you choose the capability that meets your needs and budget.