Water Storage and Treatment Emerge as Primary Concerns amid Severe Water Scarcity

Published By : 23 May 2016 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

Rapid increase in population has led to rising demand for potable water across both urban and rural areas as well as domestic and public service enterprises. Water scarcity is expected to be the single most impactful outcome of global warming. According to a new report by the United Nations, about half of the world’s population could be facing severe water scarcity by 2030 when demand would outstrip supply by 40%. Growing concerns for conservative water usage due to scarcity of potable water across various regions has propelled the growth of the global water storage systems market. Increase in usage of water across the industrial and commercial sectors has also fuelled the demand for water storage systems.

Water storage systems are used across a number of end-use industries such as commercial, residential, municipal, and industrial. The municipal industry is the largest end-use industry in the market as it is concerned with supply and distribution of potable water to urban, semi-urban, and rural regions. Municipalities look after a huge distribution network of water storage systems to store and deliver water according to requirement of communities. In the commercial and industrial sectors, used water treatment as well as requirement of fresh water for different purposes, especially in oil and gas refineries, has propelled the demand for water storage systems. Water storage systems are built up of materials such as steel, fiberglass, plastic, concrete, and others. Water storage systems made up of concrete are usually preferred by consumers.

Vienna Drinking Water Supply Stalled due to Presence of High Levels of C-8 Chemicals

Water treatment and water storage are primary concerns for any municipal corporation. Continuous monitoring of water distributed across communities is being done to ensure that the distributed water is devoid of any harmful chemicals. For example, in Vienna, West Virginia, currently drinking water supply has been restricted as the town’s water supply is being treated to remove the levels of C-8 chemicals. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has lowered the acceptable levels of C-8 chemicals in drinking water. As a result, large carbon filters have been installed on the town’s water treatment system.    

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