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Water and Sewer
All of us in Ontario have a role to play in the protection of our fresh water. Our lives depend on it as much as the air we breathe and the soil we till. The government’s aim is to protect both our drinking water and our fresh water resources from pollution. The village of Fauquier is served by communal water and waste water system.
We draw our raw water from the Groundhog River up to the maximum capacity of 545 m3 / day. The raw water is gravity fed from the intake into a wet well. The water is then pumped from the wet well located near the river, to our treatment plant.
A magnetic flow meter measures the raw water coming into the treatment plant. Soda ash used for pH adjustments and aluminum used in the coagulation and flocculation process, are injected. The water is then divided and enters two Neptune Waterboy treatment package plants, consisting of a flocculation tank, clarifier and a multimedia gravity filter. The filtered water from both package plants merge into a common discharge pipe where sodium hypochlorite is added, before entering two interconnected baffled clearwells.
The Fauquier water distribution system consists of approximately 4.5 kilometers of 6” iron ductile pipes with 153 service connections. The distribution system supplies residential and commercial users but no industrial facilities.
Improvements to our water treatment plant were made at the cost of approximately $ 400, 000.00 to bring our system in line with the new Ontario Regulations. The municipality has invested in the treatment plant every year since then to optimize the operations.
The municipal sewage collection and treatment system, consisting of gravity sewers outletting to pumping stations and then to a single cell waste stabilization basin (sewage lagoon) serves a population of approximately 325 people. The sewage lagoon is located north of the village.
The lagoon is to be discharged in the spring and fall when stream flows are high. The discharge for the lagoon is to a small creek which flows northerly to the Groundhog River.
The Township received funding for an improvement project to increase the capacity of the treatment system in order to solve our exceedance problem and allow for growth.
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