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6 Usages of treated water – 3 domestic usage and commercial usage


In places where there are water shortages, treatment plants are the best option. The treated water is the most reliable and consistent source of water. The reason is that the treated water is under the user’s control, unlike other water sources that are not in anybody’s control, making it unreliable. In those places, sewage treatment plants can be a permanent solution. Proper treatment can recover more than 95% – 98%  of the water and reuse them. OxyO has been providing solutions and helping those who are facing challenges for water. There is also fear of bacterial infection and contaminants that may remain in the water. We make sure that the water does not contain any pollutants by disinfecting with Ozone. The treated water meets the pollution control board norms and is safe for reuse.


In this blog, we will look into 6 ways the user can reuse the treated water. Let us first look at immediate usage for domestic purposes and later for various other purposes. In India, there is a mindset not to use water for bathing and drinking. We will look at other alternative uses of water.



Domestic Usage


  1. Gardening

Using treated water for gardening and farming is the most basic usage of water. We have seen many plants where even with little treatment, the water is used for gardening. OxyO primary stage of treated water is used for gardening as it is rich in organic particles. The percentage of usage of gardening varies from 20% – 40%. The clarity of the water at this stage is almost transparent, like freshwater, and there is no foul smell.



  1. Floor Wash

After using water for gardening, the remaining water goes through a biological process to remove nitrates. The clients can use the remaining water for floor wash, washing pavements, and Verandas. The requirement for this may vary from 10% – 30%.


The biological process removes the organic particles and nitrates, making the water clear with no foul smell. Till this stage, as there is contact with direct human interaction, we have not disinfected the water. If there are any norms or rules that we can disinfect, use the water.



  1. Toilet flushing

The requirement for toilet flushing is generally 25%-30%; this quantity alone can be pumped overhead and disinfected. Older apartments or sites do not have a separate pipe connection for toilets, but newer apartments have individual connections for toilet flushing. The client can use the water flushing, which saves lots of water.


So far, we have almost used 50% – 70%; we can recharge the borewells with the remaining water. We ensure that no water goes to waste and all the water remains on the premises.



Commercial Purpose


  1. Construction Sites

The treated water can be used in construction sites, as the builders spend lots of money purchasing water. The builders can save money by using the treated water.


  1. Aqua Culture

Farmers can use the treated water for aquaculture as it also requires enormous quantities of water and has to be changed regularly. The quality of treated water is good, and they are suitable for use in aquaculture.


  1. Cooling Towers

The remaining water can also be used for cooling towers, requiring a significant amount of water.




Arun Karunakaran

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