Drain

Why Treat Wastewater?

Treatment of wastewater is an essential process that prevents contamination and protects our waterways, drinking water resources and natural water resources.

Staff at the Chatham-Kent PUC are certified with the appropriate certification for each wastewater facility, and receive over 40 hours of training per year in their field, as mandated by the Ministry of the Environment. Certified PUC staff conducts over 22,000 tests a year for sewage, to ensure that Chatham-Kent meets or exceeds all provincial standards.

In Chatham-Kent there are:

  • 29,493 sewer connections

  • 533 kilometres of sewers

Wastewater plant locations in Chatham-Kent are as follows:

  • Blenheim Sewage Treatment Plant

  • Chatham Water Pollution Control Plant

  • Dresden  Water Pollution Control Plant

  • Merlin Sewage Lagoon System

  • Mitchell’s Bay Sewage Lagoon System

  • Ridgetown Sewage Treatment Lagoon System

  • Ridgetown Water Pollution Control Plant

  • Thamesville  Water Pollution Control Plant

  • Tilbury Water Pollution Control Plant

  • Wallaceburg Water Pollution Control Plant

  • Wheatley Water Pollution Control Plant