Tours

Wednesday September 19
  • Cost per Tour $50
  • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Space is limited

T1 FortWhyte Alive Water Quality Ecotour

Maximum 40 Attendees

Water quality is a major environmental issue in Manitoba as our province is home to over 100,000 lakes, as well as many rivers and wetlands. Our largest lake, Lake Winnipeg, is at the bottom of a one million sq. kilometre watershed that spans four provinces and four US states. The lake’s water quality has been worsening to the point where it earned the designation of “most threatened lake in the world” in 2013 from the Global Nature Fund. This ecotour will cover the history of FortWhyte Alive and its onsite wastewater treatment facility, as well as “Manitoba-grown” solutions and ongoing partnerships to support solutions for a sustainable environment. Tour includes a bannock snack.

Note: participants should dress for the weather as all parts of the program take place outdoors.

T2 Headingley Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities

Maximum 30 Attendees

The Headingley Water Treatment Facility began operations in April 2016. It is a SUEZ (formally GE) membrane treatment facility and is the largest facility owned by the Cartier Regional Water Co-op. The treatment facility was built to supply the Centreport development in the Rural Municipality (RM) of Rosser and to take the demand off the existing water treatment facility located in St. Eustache, MB. The supply lines from the treatment facility have been extended to service the RM of West St. Paul and the Stony Mountain Institute.

Opened in July 2011, the Headingley Waste Water Treatment Facility treats an average of 1000 m3/day using sequencing batch reactors (SBRs). Approximately 300 m3/day comes from the Headingley Correctional Center with a dedicated spiral screener in the plant to remove debris from the waste water stream. The rest of the flow comes from the RM of Headingley and is a low-pressure system. The treatment process removes nitrogen and phosphorus followed by UV disinfection to meet the effluent limits set by Federal and Provincial regulations.