Voluntary wastewater restrictions removed

Town of Sylvan Lake thanks residents for reducing inflow

The town wastewater lagoons are now at safe levels, after previously being considered “critical.”

Thanks in part to the considerable effort of the residents of Sylvan Lake – the wastewater restrictions put in place to prevent a wastewater overflow and/or critical lagoon infrastructure fail has been lifted.

According to the Town’s Facebook page: “The Town of Sylvan Lake has received the latest results of a second 96-hour effluent lethality test, which again revealed compliancy with federal regulations.”

This compliancy means that Town can not only pull the wastewater restrictions but also continue the discharge plan that was already put in place to ensure the lagoons would remain at safe levels.

While wastewater restrictions have been removed, the Town’s administration would still like Sylvan Lakers “to continue to practice water and wastewater conservation, as Town staff remain on high alert throughout the effluent discharge process.”

The Town’s Facebook page also informed Lakers that the RV Sanitary Dump Station has been reopened.

According to the Town’s Facebook post: “The public showed tremendous support and cooperation in reducing inflow to Sylvan Lake’s wastewater facility, which ultimately helped alleviate pressure on the lagoons, and minimized the need for more costly inflow-reducing measures.”

As previously reported, the Town had previously shipped seven trucks per day to the Red Deer Waste Water Treatment Plant at a reduced cost, as well as reopened a decommissioned lagoon cell to help store the waste water.

More information to come…


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