Thursday, May 10, 2018 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Western Acre Wetlands Lagoon, 8000 block of Muralt Road (just off Blackwater Road), Prince George BC
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Public Consultations and Information Sessions
The City of Prince George is hosting an open house and wetland tour to mark the BC Water and Waste Association's Water Week (May 6 to 12) and to provide information on the City’s sanitary lagoons and the wetland system at Western Acres. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.
City Staff from the Utilities and Environment Divisions will be on-hand to provide information on the lagoon wetland system and how wastewater is treated at the facility. The event will be held on Thursday, May 10 from 1:00 to 3:00pm at the Western Acres Wetlands in the 8000 block of Muralt Rd., which can be accessed from Muralt Rd. off of Blackwater Rd. Look for the City of Prince George signs.
“Our Water Week open house last year focused on how water gets to your tap, so this year we are focusing on what happens to water once it goes down the drain. Lagoons are important as they are a natural method of treating wastewater, meaning they are non-mechanical and non-chemical,” says Andrea Byrne, Environmental Assistant with the City of Prince George. “This also means they require much less maintenance and cost much less to operate than a wastewater treatment facility. However, lagoons require much more space than modern treatment facilities, which isn’t always available in an urban environment given the significant volumes of wastewater created by a city.”
The City owns and operates five lagoons, which treat approximately four percent of the City’s wastewater. The remaining 96 percent is treated at the City’s Landowne Road Wastewater Treatment Centre.
View more information on the City's lagoons, including Western Acre Wetlands.
Learn how the Western Acres Lagoon "works"