A new wastewater treatment facility has been completed in the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay in central Labrador. Included in the new facility are a collection system to intercept the wastewater flow from sewage outfalls, a wastewater lagoon system to treat and disinfect the effluent before discharging it to the Churchill River, two lift stations and a force main, a screening and grit removal system, aerated lagoons for secondary treatment, and an ultraviolet disinfection system.
Through its investment in the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador contributed $7.7 million towards the project, while Happy Valley-Goose Bay invested $7.49 million towards the total $23.5-million project.
“The new wastewater treatment facility will now provide an opportunity to utilize riverbank areas and improve the quality of lives in Happy Valley-Goose Bay,” said Mayor Jamie Snook in a provincial press release.
An improved treatment capacity and cleaner effluent means a positive environmental impact for the municipality and region at large.