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Key Benefits of Using Centralized Wastewater Treatment


Industrial companies are starting to understand the benefits of using centralized wastewater treatment facilities. After all, both hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams need to be properly disposed of to meet environmental compliance regulations. Using a centralized wastewater treatment facility is often an excellent option for industrial business owners.

One of the toughest environmental challenges we face today is access to clean water. In years past, industrial wastewater was simply dumped into streams, rivers, and lakes and naturally purified by bacteria and other organic materials. 

But with population growth and massive industrialization, this natural process was no longer enough to cleanse contaminants from the water. So in 1972, the EPA published the Clean Water Act and established guidelines for wastewater management across multiple industries.

Companies across the country had to quickly figure out how to purify the wastewater created by their industrial processes. They were faced with two options: centralized or decentralized wastewater treatment.

Centralized Wastewater Treatment

A centralized water treatment approach uses a combined process of coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, and disinfection to treat water in a central location. It then distributes the water via dedicated distribution networks.

Decentralized Wastewater Treatment

A decentralized approach to industrial wastewater treatment often involves complex and advanced treatment units. They collect and treat waste and then discharge to either surface waters or the nearby soil. This type of treatment option is often limited in capacity and unable to deal with multiple contaminates.

Many industrial businesses initially opted for decentralized wastewater processing. But as their processes and demand grew, companies quickly realized they couldn’t keep up with the volume and different types of wastewater that needed to be processed.

This resulted in a demand for a more practical and environmentally-friendly solution. Which is why Centralized Wastewater Treatment facilities started to become more and more popular.

Types of Industrial Waste Streams Needing Treatment

Manufacturers, agricultural businesses, and other industrial operations often produce the following types of waste that need to undergo proper treatment:

  • Non-hazardous Industrial Streams (oily water, waste oils, coolants, and water mix)
  • Recoverable petroleum products (RPP) or Petroleum Contact Waters (PCWs)
  • Organic waters
  • Surfactants
  • Leachate
  • Reuse Sodium Hydroxide and Sulfuric Acid
  • Adhesive waters
  • Coolants
  • Inks
  • Dyes
  • Sludges
  • Non-hazardous segregated used oils and emulsified oil and water

Working with a Centralized Wastewater Treatment Facility

There are several benefits to using a centralized wastewater treatment facility. Industrial companies often prefer outsourcing their wastewater processing for the following reasons:

  • Less environmental impact in comparison to decentralized wastewater facilities. Using a centralized wastewater treatment plant requires less land and fewer resources to process large volumes of wastewater.
  • Effortless compliance with environmental regulations. The offsite wastewater treatment facility is responsible for maintaining compliance with environmental regulations.
  • More efficient processes than other treatment options. Centralized wastewater management companies utilize the latest technologies to create efficient and effective processes, which reduces the environmental impacts even further.

An additional benefit is that onsite personnel from the industrial companies don’t need to be experts in wastewater management. The CWT vendor acts as a trusted resource to ensure compliance and properly treat the waste streams.

Why Choose Valicor for Your Centralized Wastewater Treatment and Wastewater Processing?

Forty years ago, Valicor was founded with a primary focus on aiding local sewer authorities. But as the need for comprehensive, centralized wastewater treatment became more evident, Valicor embraced a multi-faceted approach to wastewater management. And has expanded its services to include leachate processing and oily water management.

In 1999, Valicor became the first centralized wastewater treatment facility to earn the coveted ISO14001 designation. To this day, Valicor is still the only centralized wastewater treatment company in the United States to hold this international safety designation.

Valicor is committed to meeting the ISO14001 compliance requirements. We pride ourselves in adhering to the following Environmental Management Standards:

  • Managing our environmental impacts and improving environmental performance caused by our products, services, and activities through life-cycle perspectives and assessments.
  • Utilizing the EMS structure to provide environmental management, which covers areas such as training, record management, inspections, objectives, and policies.
  • Understanding the need for continual improvement of our organization’s systems and approach to environmental concerns.

You want a comprehensive, headache-free solution for wastewater collection and treatment. We offer a solution that keeps your company compliant with all state and federal environmental regulations, and helps your company achieve its own eco-friendly goals.

You also want to work with a company with a proven track record of reliability. Rest easy knowing that we recycle over 300 million gallons of wastewater every year. And process diverse wastewater streams that result from the manufacture of industrial and consumer goods.

Our extensive fleet of wastewater collection trucks is nearly 200 strong. And with over 25 strategically-located facilities in 13 states, we continue to expand and provide services nationwide.

Valicor is the largest provider of non-hazardous wastewater management services in North America. We truly are a one-stop solution for all your non-hazardous wastewater processing needs.

Our trucks pick up wastewater from your facility and transport it to one of our wastewater treatment plants, where we use the latest technology to separate the water from contaminants.

We then repurpose, reuse, and reclaim all viable products to combat environmental decline and provide fresh, clean water to communities and industries alike.

If your company values compliance, efficiency of systems, reliability, and a commitment to reducing its own environmental impact, Valicor is the obvious choice for wastewater management.

Don’t forget to check out what our happy customers have to say about our services, and see the full list of our comprehensive industrial waste management solutions here.

Ready to see what Valicor can do for your company? Request a custom quote with one of our experts, and leave the compliance to us.