Integrated Water Cycle is a way to sustainably manage water systems for human consumption in all their stages, from water collection from natural sources to the supply of domestic drinking water and the other way round, returning previously treated domestic wastewater to the natural environment. In this field Montealto’s work comprises:
Collection: Before making water drinkable at water treatment plants, it has to be collected from natural sources. At this stage water is known as raw water. This is the gathering process.
Purification: The second stage consists in treating raw water to produce water fit for human consumption. This is the purification process, carried out at water treatment plants.