Why is wastewater treatment so important?

bacteria that are being treated in the water

In recent years, Latin America has significantly improved water management, especially with regard to the expansion of service coverage: today 94.6% of Latin Americans enjoy drinking water (89.6% in 2000); and 83.1 per cent have access to improved sanitation sources (74.7 per cent in 2000). In any case, when we talk about the management of water resources, a pending issue systematically appears: wastewater.

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