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Jul 2017 | THE JULY ISSUE

STATE-OF-THE-ART UV TECHNOLOGY BRINGS NEW BENEFITS TO THE SQUAMISH RIVER
DISTRICT OF SQUAMISH

New technology that uses ultraviolet (UV) light to disinfect effluent discharge to the environment has become a game-changer at the District of Squamish-operated Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Squamish, British Columbia. The technology, which began operating in early 2017, uses UV light to disinfect waste water effluent, further reducing the discharge of bacteria into the natural environment. Initial test results from water samples taken after UV treatment are extremely positive and significantly surpass provincial permitted levels.
 

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