The water processed at a drinking treatment plant is supplied to households and industries. It needs to meet drinking water standards and must be pure as it is crucial to sustaining human life on earth.
Desalination aims to remove mineral and biological components from seawater or brackish water, to obtain clean water that can be reintroduced into the drinking water cycle. Desalination offers a drought-resilient, weather-independent and local supply of high-quality water.
Wastewater is the water that originates from households (after use) and treated industrial effluents and is further processed to be reintroduced into a natural body of water and/or used for non-potable purposes.