Reed beds to help treat sewage

Reed beds to help treat sewage

Natural sewage works Reed beds are a type of nature-based solution that can be used to help with sewage treatment. They are constructed wetlands that use plants, such as reeds, to naturally filter and purify sewage and other types of waste water. The process of sewage...
Why is sewage a pollutant?

Why is sewage a pollutant?

What it provides Sewage is considered a pollutant because it contains a wide range of harmful substances that can have negative impacts on the environment when released. These substances include bacteria, viruses, chemicals, and nutrients that can harm aquatic life,...
Harmful algae blooms

Harmful algae blooms

Algal blooms Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are caused by the rapid growth of certain types of algae, which can release toxins that can harm aquatic life, wildlife and human health. Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria (covered in our previous post), can bloom...
What are cyanobacteria?

What are cyanobacteria?

Blue-green algae Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are a group of photosynthetic microorganisms that are found in a wide range of aquatic environments, such as rivers, lakes, and oceans. They are considered to be one of the oldest forms of life on Earth,...