I was recently approached by a gentleman who was a friend when we were at the engineering school a few years ago. The fellow had apparently gotten a contract to set up a water management system for an industrial plant, and he was seeking my help in the endeavor. I told him that I was open to the deal, and then asked him what the terms for our partnership would be. He replied by saying that he would be taking me on as his employee. I found that unacceptable, given the fact that I would have preferred to be a partner to him in this endeavor.
I would have preferred to a partner because I knew that given his skill level and his work ethic, I would, in any event, end up doing most of the work. As a partner, I would at least have had the chance to share in the profits. As an employee, I would have had to accept a pittance, in the name of a salary from him: leaving him to pocket the bulk of the money. So we parted ways, and I hear that he has ended up losing the contract because, just as I feared, he couldn’t handle the work on his own…
That experience nonetheless got me thinking about the intrigues of setting up a water management system for an industrial plant. I found myself recalling the components that need to be put in place, when setting up a water management system for an industrial plant: which I will be (very briefly) sharing with the readers of my blog in today’s blog post.
In setting up a water management system for an industrial plant, the first component you have to establish is that of the water supply. This can be from the national or local pipeline. Or if it is a particularly big industrial plant, this can entail setting up a dam for the purpose. At another level, if it is a small plant, but in a place that is far from the national or local pipeline, the establishment of water supply may be through the drilling of a borehole.
The second component that you have to establish is that of water distribution. Once you have the water supply to the plant, you have to set up an elaborate system, to get the water to all parts of the industrial plant where it is needed.
The third component that you have to establish is that of waste water management. To this end, you may need to have a system for treating the water, before it is allowed to flow into the natural water bodies. This is also the point where you may need to have a system for recycling the water, so that it can be re-used in the plant, rather than just letting it go to waste.