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LAKE HURON WATER TREATMENT PLANT RESIDUE
MANAGEMENT FACILITY PROJECT
When the Lake
Huron water treatment plant located in Grand Brand was
originally constructed in 1965, there were no restrictions on
the discharge of process wastewater to the water source.
Currently, the water treatment plant uses centrifuges to dewater
settled solids collected during the treatment process. The
solids produced are then trucked to a landfill for disposal.
Subsequently, the centrate produced by the centrifuges during
the removal of these solids is partially treated then released
into the natural water environment.
involves the completion of a Municipal Class Environmental
Assessment, preliminary design, and detailed design prior to the
construction of residue management facility located adjacent to
the water treatment plant within the existing plant property.
This projects deals with the treatment of process wastewater
from the treatment of drinking water to meet the requirements of
the Ontario Water Resources Act and the Environmental Protection
Act. The requirement of this project is to ensure that the
wastewater produced at the plant, as a result of the water
treatment processes, is of acceptable quality and in accordance
to provincial criteria, prior to discharge into Lake Huron and
provide disposal of the plantís dewatered solids.
Funding for this project has been provided by the
Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario under the
Building Canada Fund and the HELP Clean Water Initiative. The
HELP Clean Water Initiative is a partnership between the Lake
Huron Primary Water Supply System, the Elgin Area Primary Water
Supply System, and the City of London to seek senior government
funding for specified projects which have regionally significant
impact to the water supply systems in this region of Ontario.
Estimated Project Schedule - March 2009 - March 2014