Microbes help us to maintain healthy digestion, they support entire ecosystems, and they can be used to great effect in our local communities. Lift stations – or pumping stations – perform vital functions in our communities, but they can become unpleasant and even dangerous if they are not properly maintained. This is why good quality microbes and bacteria are so vital in your lift station; read on to learn more.
Many people confuse the terms of wastewater and sewage. According to Wikipedia, wastewater is any water that has been corrupted by human waste, but can also include industrial pollutants, as well as surface, storm or sewer runoff. Sewage is a specific type of wastewater from human waste.
TSS includes any particles suspended in water which does not pass through a filter. As TSS levels increase, water begins to lose its ability to support aquatic life. Suspended solids also absorb heat from sunlight, increasing the water temperature and decreasing the level of dissolved oxygen, which may disrupt the water balance and can have an adverse effect on aquatic life.