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Water Pollution Control Centre licensing and monitoring

The City of Winnipeg operates three wastewater treatment plants to protect public health and the freshwater environment. Under The Manitoba Environment Act, developments such as wastewater treatment plants must be licensed. Based on recommendations from the Clean Environment Commission in 2003, Manitoba Conservation issued the following:

Manitoba Conservation also requires a licence for our biosolids operation:

Compliance reporting

The above licences set terms and conditions that the City is required to meet in operating the wastewater treatment plants. The licences require that we regularly monitor plant operations and the quality of effluent discharged from the plants to the rivers. This includes daily routine tests for biochemical oxygen demand and for nutrients such as phosphorus. We also test for heavy metals at varying times each year. The routine tests are reported on a monthly basis to Manitoba Conservation and the non-routine tests are reported yearly:

Biosolids compliance reporting

Wastewater haulers

Last updated: February 17, 2017