Community Issues Discussion



Community Issues Discussion

Thomas Elkins

Perdue University Global

The New Jersey federal state government should construct its own water and sewerage plants in order to provide the residents adequate and safe drinking waters while purifying the dirty water and sewerage for agricultural used, thus reducing the cost of buying water and sewerage services from the neighboring state. Major premise: the New Jersey federal state should consider establishing a water and sewerage plant system if it wants to reduce the cost of renting the services, providing clean and adequate water services to its residents, and also recycle its dirty waters. Minor premise: Water and sewerage plants in a state increases the efficiency of the state to provides it people with safe water, sewerage systems and lowers the cost of operation.

Unsafe water affects the domestic users, institutions like schools and hospitals that need clean water for drinking and cleaning of the operational equipment. Industries have the ability to clean its water using chemicals for industrial use. Dirty and inadequate water affects more the homes water users and the institutions that use raw water direct for drinking, watering animals and cleaning equipment. The provision of clean water and sewerage system is the responsibility of the federal government in collaboration with private investors and donors (Roden et al., 2015). The major challenges that have caused the federal government to stall in the construction of the water and sewerage plant is because of lack of spacious land for construction of the plant. Most areas that are suitable for the construction of the plants are private owned. The other challenge is lack of adequate budget for the construction of the plant. The plant is very costly and requires a large number of collaborative planning, legalization and implementations. Working together is another issues that will foster the stakeholders to evaluate on the benefits of the construction of the plants and thus expediting the planning and implementation of the plants that will ensure the community is accessible to adequate clean water and sewerage system for a clean environment (Schmid & Bogner, 2018).


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Schmid, S., & Bogner, F. X. (2018). Is there more than the sewage plant? University freshmen’s conceptions of the urban water cycle. PloS one13(7), e0200928.