Have you often heard about environmental sanitation? This is usually about the cleanliness of the environment and by doing so it will lessen the amount of diseases spreading. By doing this, living conditions will be better for humans and health problems will also lessen, too. It is not only the household owners are going to do daily sanitation in their own house and their backyard. Management of solid waste, industrial waste and water should be done on a daily basis, too. Noise control and pollution is also included in environmental sanitation, too.
How is water managed so that it is healthy for people to consume and keep the diseases from spreading? Throughout history, there are particular times that the population was affected due to waterborne disease. In order to address such problems, scientists have come up with a way to allow water to be safely consumed by people. Ever since then, safe water to drink has become accessible. Consumable water is sourced from a water supply coming from either the surface or underground. The latter source usually came from springs and wells while the former comes from fresh sources such as rivers and lakes. Even if they are considered fresh, both sources need to be treated before they are consumed by people. This is due to the particles, chemicals, bacteria and many other biological contaminants enter the water. A lot of developed countries have developed water treatment systems, in the form of plants in which it manages to purify water to a state that it can be consumed safely. Some houses even take the extra mile by installing their own water purifier. This is to make sure that the water coming from the pipes are not contaminated, even if it has undergone treatment.
Waste management should be done properly, too. The environmental conditions of a particular place may be affected depending on how the household or community has managed the waste. This is why developed countries have implemented and effective garbage disposal system. This system encourages segregating trash according to category and then they will to be collected by trash collectors. Certain countries have complicated yet effective trash collecting and waste management systems. This is to implement order and that it will not affect the entire community. You can also find some places that do not have proper waste management. The result is poor environmental condition, not to mention the children are getting sick easily. This is why local communities are encouraged to follow the rules implemented on waste management so that proper disposal and its treatment will be effective. This will also help reduce pollution and diseases.
Solid waste should not be ignored, either. Oftentimes people tend to rely too much on paid workers whose job is to clean up after people’s trash. They have no idea that they are contributing to pollution in nature, especially water. Just like mentioned with general waste management, you should be responsible with your own waste. This is especially true with the waste you have created in your own house.