One of Oakville’s wastewater treatment plants gets an update that will insure only cleaned water is returned to Lake Ontario. Ever wonder where the household and industrial wastewater goes? The wastewater is captured, treated and sent back to Lake Ontario daily.
There are a total of 7 sewage treatment plants in Halton Region. The Lakeshore Road plant near Coronation Park received the upgrades.
Keeping the municipal water supply safe and clean is an ongoing challenge as the community of Waterdown and others can attest to with previous issues that have emerged there. New debates about flouride in household drinking water still abound with health benefits vs. costs being analyzed.
One thing is for sure, when our sons and daughters take a drink of water from the tap, everyone in Oakville is relying on the municipal water treatment system to keep our water supply safe. Do you drink the tap water in your home and do you consider it safe? Leave a comment below.
Taking steps to clean up Lake Ontario water
Government is helping protect one of the country’s most valuable natural resources by improving one of the town’s wastewater treatment plants.
The plant captures all of west Oakville’s wastewater, north to the QEW, and then discharges to Lake Ontario. It will be able to handle up to 45 million litres of wastewater per day and is one of only seven sewage treatment plants in Halton.
“We take it for granted when we turn on our taps, when we flush our toilets — all the things we do on a regular basis, (and) we just thank God that somebody out there is doing something,” he added.
The treatment plant is located at 1385 Lakeshore Rd., across from Coronation Park.