Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol.13, Issue 1, 2011; Page No.(109-112)

RECLAMATION AND REUSE OF WASTEWATER FOR AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES

FARHA IQBAL, AHMAD ASHFAQ, HUMA NAZ

Abstract

The lack of water resources has encouraged the researchers to use non ordinary waters including salinity waters, municipal and industrial wastewater. Disposal of sewage wastewater is a problem of increasing importance throughout the world. Both the need to conserve water and to safe & economically dispose it, makes the use of wastewater in agriculture a very feasible option. Furthermore, wastewater reuse may reduce fertilizer rates and provide low cost sources of irrigation water. Positive use of this new huge resource in agriculture may increase cultivate land, yield and also may decrease the environmental pollution. The advantages of the use of sewage as irrigation water and liquid fertilizer are presented and discussed.

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