Egyptian protesters throw rocks at security forces during the clearing of one of the two sit-ins of ousted president Morsi supporters, near Rabaa Adawiya mosque, Cairo, Egypt, August (Mosaab Elshamy/European Pressphoto Agency)
Wastewater is typically discharged into ground and/or surface waters. These wastewaters carry a variety of toxic pollutants including heavy metals and organic toxins which are harmful to not only the environment but also to human health. The wastewater can also be recycled to be used as a source for drinking water. As a result, the water discharged by these facilities must be monitored for contaminants. Download IC notebook on environmental water analysis.