Article | October 26, 2018

The Caribbean's Wastewater Problem

Source: Fluence
The Caribbean’s Wastewater Problem

Sewage released untreated into environment threatens islands’ health and natural beauty

For decades, wastewater management has been a growing problem for the Wider Caribbean Region (WCR), a problem that regional governments have long understood as a threat to the economy, the environment, and to public health. In the Caribbean, most wastewater from cities, industry, and agriculture pours directly into surface water or into the sea completely untreated, degrading residents’ quality of life, as well as the region’s biodiversity, pristine blue waters, and reefs, which are the lifeblood of the vital tourism industry.