Waste stabilization ponds have proved to be the effective alternatives for treating waste product, and area unit economical systems in removing excreted pathogens. This study was administered to analyze the impacts of waste stabilization pool effluent on the water quality of the receiving Chikondoma stream in Mutoko. Field observations and a close water quality analysis were used for information assortment.
Water samples were collected from purposes designated upstream of the discharge point, at the discharge purpose and downstream of the discharge purpose. This was done to determine changes within the stream water quality; before the discharge purpose, at the discharge purpose and downstream. Samples were analyzed for pH scale, temperature, Dissolved O, Biological O Demand, nitrates also as sulphates. The obtained results were compared with acceptable UN agency standards. The water quality analysis results unconcealed that the treatment plant exhibited effluent qualities that area unit acceptable with UN agency standards in some parameters (like pH scale, temperature and salt with average values of vi.97, 25.34oC and 2.47 mg/L respectively) at the discharge purpose. At the discharge purpose some parameters fell wanting normal needs (mean values of material body, DO and nitrate were thirty four.18 mg/L, 3.70 mg/L and fifteen.84mg/L respectively) that area unit essential for the supply of unpolluted and safe water. this suggests that the effluent bestowed vital risks of pollution and environmental injury.
The results additionally indicated that waste stabilization pool effluent is that the major supply of pollution to Chikondoma stream. it's counseled that there's have to be compelled to perform any studies victimisation water quality models which will trace the fate and transport of pollutants downstream.
Waste stabilization ponds (WSPs) area unit semisynthetic stuff basins, comprising at anybody location or additional series of anaerobic, facultative and counting on the specified effluent quality and maturation ponds (Mara and Pearson, 1998; Rao, 2005). biodegradable pollution is outlined as discharges from domestic and healthful appliances or a posh mixture of soluble and insoluble wastes from varied sources (Muchabaya and Mwanunzi, 2006). per Meybeck and Helmer (1996), water quality could be a term accustomed specific the suitableness of water to sustain varied uses or processes.
Waste stabilization ponds area unit significantly suited to tropical and climatic zone countries since daylight and close temperature area unit key factors in their performance.
The principle objective of waste water treatment is usually to permit domestic and industrial effluents to be disposed while not move danger to human health or the setting. Waste water treatment ponds area unit how for water utilization and so an efficient technique for waste water treatment (Mara, 2004). Waste stabilization ponds area unit typically thought of the treatment technology of selection for municipal waste water in several elements of the planet as a result of their effectiveness in infective agent removal and their low operation and maintenance prices (Muchabaya and Mwanunzi, 2006).
However, there area unit many technical and environmental factors that confirm their effectiveness. Such factors area unit among others, the configuration and size of the ponds with relevance the biodegradable pollution discharges, close temperature and their maintenance.
The treatment plant in Mutoko principally treats biodegradable pollution that originates from domestic wastes. Domestic wastes area unit largely organic solids, dissolved or otherwise, from bogs and laundry detergents. The biodegradable pollution additionally contains organic plant nutrients like phosphates, hydroxide and nitrates from detergents. The ponds treat biodegradable pollution from the previous locations in Mutoko territorial division. The new locations within the space use septic tanks and soak-aways as how of disposition.