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North End Sewage Treatment Plant

NEWPCC Aerial Image

Located at 2230 Main Street, The NEWPCC (North End Water Pollution Control Centre) processes approximately 70% of the wastewater treated in Winnipeg.

Plant Summary


  • First commissioned in 1937 as a treatment plant with digestion of sludge.
  • Upgraded in 1964 to a conventional activated sludge plant and converted to high purity oxygen (HPO) in 1985
  • Mechanical sludge dewatering (centrifuges) was added in 1990 to dewater sludge
  • To meet effluent E. coli and fecal coliform limits, Ultraviolet Disinfection (UV) went into service in 2006
  • A new biological process was added in 2007 to remove ammonia nitrogen that is released during sludge digestion and dewatering
Last updated: June 29, 2018