Waste Water Recycling
Waste Water Solutions
Goodman Sanitation Inc., a family owned business since 1948 providing waste water and biosolid solutions from cradle to grave for our clients. We specialize in RECYCLING organic products including receiving and recycling of waste water and treatment plant biosolids, site permitting for biosolids and other recyclable waste water applications, waste water treatment, lagoon dredging, transport, and land application.
Working with local Ranchers and Farmers we have amassed over 2,000 acres in Western, Central and Eastern Oregon approved for various soil amendment land application processes including organic juice fertilizer, municipal biosolids, septage, grease interceptors, chemical toilets and waste holding tanks.
We can provide Certified Crop Advisers, Registered Environmental Health Specialists and Environmental Engineer experts to meet any challenge as needed.
Working with our partners we have the capacity to create septic, biosolids and waste water management plans to recycle waste water from 1,000 to 35,000,000 gallons. Our wide variety of application equipment allows us to handle wastes from 1% to 99% solids.
We have never failed to complete a project within specifications and timelines.
Services include dredging municipal, industrial and agricultural lagoons and water treatment sludge ponds.
Let us work with you to develop a custom solution to your waste water related problems. We can provide complete solutions from permitting, application rates, treatment, pumping, transportation, disposal and recycling.
Waste Water Recycling
Waste Water Treatment
Waste water recycling is a common sense idea, as all water on earth is essentially always being recycled by nature. It is possible for humans to effectively recycle all of our water as well. Water from most sinks and showers (washing water referred to as "grey water") is clean enough to be put directly to use in irrigation. Dirtier water, including water that has been flushed down toilets ("black water"), is suitable for irrigation after being filtered and treated. With more advanced technology, much of which already exists, even sewage water can be filtered back into clean drinking water.
Benefits of waste water recycling are obvious. Many places across the world, including some in the United States, face severe water shortage. Recycling water means that more water is left in reservoirs or as groundwater. Waste water recycling also reduces the amount of water removed from natural habitats and recycled water can be used to create or enrich wetlands. Waste water recycling also helps reduce and prevent pollution as toxins remaining inside the water treatment facility.
Waste water treatment is the process used to convert waste water into usable water. Recycled water can be reused or returned to the natural water cycle. Water treatment plants use various methods to remove impurities from water.
Processes used in water treatment processes include phase separation, sedimentation, filtration, oxidation, biochemical and chemical oxidation, and polishing. The process used is determined based on the type of waste water and the options available at the particular treatment plant. Industrial treatment plants may be required for certain types of waste, including waste water including petroleum.
Waste Water Disposal
The goal of waste water disposal is to reduce public health hazard, keeping potentially dangerous toxins and pathogens away from human consumption. Most waste water goes through a Treatment Plant prior to disposal to further minimize risk.
There are three main methods of waste water disposal. The first is surface disposal. Waste water is deposited over the ground, usually in remote and dry areas that can benefit from the addition of moisture. This is done away from any crops which could be eaten without cooking in order to lessen any risk. The second disposal method is subsurface irrigation, where smaller amounts of water are deposited into the ground below the surface through pits or tile fields. The third method is dilution. Treated waste water is dumped into large bodies of water such as rivers, lakes, oceans or wetlands.
Waste water refers to water that is left adversely affected by human activities. There are countless causes of waste water, the number one being water used in agriculture. Homes and commercial businesses contribute dirty water from sinks, showers and other wash water (this is referred to "grey water") as well as water that has been flushed down toilets ("black water"). Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) results in dangerous waste water.
There are countless other causes of waste water, from rainfall runoff to industrial site drainage. Waste water varies greatly in terms of safety and amount of treatment needed in order to reuse. Grey water may be used as-is for agricultural purposes, such as watering crops, while other waste is so toxic that treating it can be extremely difficult.
Waste Water Management
Waste water management includes the disposal, treatment, and recycling of waste water. Disposing of waste water poses an environmental hazard along with contributing to local and worldwide water shortages. Water recycling is the preferred option whenever possible. Thankfully the technology exists to treat and recycle much of our waste water.
Treatment plants exist to purify waste water, with Industrial Treatment Plants to handle petroleum-based and other more serious waste. Other waste water, such as "grey water" used in washing, can be with no or minimal treatment for agricultural purposes such as the watering of crops.
Most water recycling happens naturally. All water we encounter has been in countless locations and through the bodies of plants, animals and people. Water also changes form through the cycle of precipitation. No water is really "pure"; it is all recycled in some way.
Recycling water used by humans is very possible as well. We have the technology to filter and treat end some of our dirtiest sewage back into clean, safe, drinkable water and much of our used water requires little to no treatment. Water from sinks and showers may be used essentially as-is for irrigation purposes. We have the tools and the resources to recycle much dirtier water as well. By reusing the water we already have, we give natural water sources more time to replenish themselves.
Human Waste Disposal
The process of human waste disposal depends on the type of human waste, whether it comes from a sewer system or a dry toilet. While dry fecal matter may be composted, sewage and sewage sludge are processed through a Water Treatment Plant where the solids are separated from liquid so the each may go through separate processing. The treated, nutrient-rich solid waste, known as bio-solids, can then go on to be used as fertilizer.
Bio solids are the solid organic material left over from the treatment of domestic sewage. As waste water is cleaned, solids are removed and treated to remove potential offensive odors. After careful processing and treatment, bio solids, which are naturally rich in nutrients, can be used as fertilizer. The use of bio solids in agriculture helps eliminate the need for chemical fertilizers. Bio solids can also be used in composting.
Bio Solids Land Application
Bio Solids Treatment
Certain bio solids may be used in land application, in composting and to fertilize soil. Bio solids are nutrient-rich and help maintain healthy, productive soil and encouraging plant growth. Bio solids are also excellent for composting. As they are specially treated to remove silver and ammonia odors, bio solids as fertilizer are an inoffensive and useful way of recycling waste.
Bio solids treatment removes the solid sludge from domestic waste water. These solids can then be further treated to remove any offensive smells, most commonly caused by sulfer and ammonia from plant matter breakdown. Bio solids can then be recycled into valuable fertilizer or compost. Bio solids are packed with nutrients that help stimulate plant growth and keep soil productive. They can also be recycled into composting material.