Tour of Barrie Wastewater Treatment Facility
November 1 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Barrie’s WwTF has evolved with time as technology has improved and as flows have increased with an ever-growing population. Today, Barrie’s effluent quality leads the industry with effluent pollutant levels that push limits of laboratory detection methods. Indeed, effluent phosphorus and nutrient levels are often at or below detection limits. Effluent bacteria counts are usually zero.
In general, natural pollution loads to Lake Simcoe far exceed the contribution of the WwTF. They recycle water by cleaning it and returning it to Kempenfelt Bay. They also re-use some effluent water to minimize use of potable water. They recycle nutrients by removing them and using them in biosolids which farmers use as fertilizer. And proudly recycle energy by turning biogas into either heat or electricity. The gas from the digesters is burned in hot water boilers and cogeneration engines. In power savings alone this translates to about $300,000.00 per year.
ALL ATTENDEES MUST BRING THEIR OWN CSA GREEN TRIANGLE SAFETY FOOTWEAR
Tour is open to members and friends. Accompanied minors from 12-18 years old are welcome.
Please visit our website to sign up for the tour. All attendees must be registered in advanced. All proceeds from this event will be used to support the PEO Simcoe-Muskoka University Engineering Scholarship program.