Sewer Treatment & Septage Receiving
Sewage Treatment Plant
The Municipality's Sewage Treatment is a lagoon type operation.
The wastewater from the collection system is pumped from 354 Sandy Point Road to 507 Sandy Point Road. The household wastewater as well as wastewater from our septage haulers passes through a grinder before it enters the holding lagoon. In the lagoon the wastewater is aerated and travels in a circular motion. The retention time in the lagoon from the time the wastewater enters the lagoon until it leaves the lagoon for treatment is approximately 30 days.
When the wastewater exits the lagoon it enters the treatment plant and passes through 12 banks of ultraviolet light where the treatment process is finalized before it travels by gravity back into the Shelburne Harbor. Monitoring of the product returning to the harbor is continuous.
The Municipality's Sewage Treatment Plant received the 2014 UNSM Climate Change Leader’s Award.
The Sandy Point Sewage Treatment Plant has recently been upgraded to receive waste from septic systems. This will enhance the service provided by the new facility and service a much larger portion of municipal residents.
The fee for disposing of septage at the Sewage Treatment Plant is determined by Council in the Municipality's Fees Policy. The current fee for disposing of septage at the Sewage Treatment Plant is $0.0235 per litre of waste.
The Municipality has a pdf Septage Disposal Policy (132 KB) for receiving septage at the Sandy Point Septage Receiving Station from private and commercial clients within and outside the Municipality of Shelburne.
All haulers using the facility are required to be registered, please contact the Public Works Facilities Operator for more information.