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December 2015

Breakfast & Tour of Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant

Organized by the APEGBC Richmond/Delta Branch

Status: Online registration is now closed. For space availability please contact [email protected] Thank you!
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Time: 7:30 –  08:45 am –  Registration and Breakfast
 8:45 –  09:00 am –  Travel from restaurant to Wastewater Treatment Plant
 9:00 –  11:00 am –  Annacis Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour
11:00 –  11:15 am –  Questions and Answers
 
Location: Breakfast At Twin Bridges Restaurant, 1080 Cliveden Ave., Delta, BC
Tour location: Annacis Wastewater Treatment Plant -
1299 Derwent Way, Delta, BC.
Parking is available in the "Visitor Parking" area. Or, if the "Visitor Parking" is full, you may park in the parking lot on your left as you enter through
the main gate.
Credit: 2 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $30   for Members and Guests who pre-register online.
$30   for EIT’S/GIT’s who pre-register online.
$25   for APEGBC Student Members who pre-register online.
$35   for Anyone registering at the door (space permitting, cash only)

Cost includes breakfast & tour.
Note: - For safety reasons, NO OPEN TOE SHOES OR HIGH HEELS are allowed to be worn on site - Safety vests & hard hats are required (they will be provided, or you may bring your own). - Be prepared to be outside for a walking tour, rain or shine. - Please follow the signs to “Administration” (the left side of the building straight ahead as you enter through the main gate).
Please join the Richmond/Delta Branch of APEGBC for an informative tour of the Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The Annacis Island wastewater treatment plant treats about 175 billion litres of wastewater every year. Located in Delta at 1299 Derwent Way, the plant provides secondary treatment to wastewater for over 1 million residents in 14 municipalities. Once treated, wastewater is discharged into the Fraser River.
 
Treatment Standards
The wastewater treatment plant is regulated through an operating certificate issued by the BC Ministry of Environment. The treated wastewater that is discharged from the plant is required to meet standards for biochemical oxygen demand and total suspended solids, which each must not exceed 45 mg/L. On most days, the plant’s effluent contains less than 15 mg/L for biochemical oxygen demand and 15 mg/L for total suspended solids.
 
Recovering Resources from Wastewater
The plant uses anaerobic digestion to break down organic materials from wastewater to produce bio-solids and methane gas. The methane from this process is then used to generate heat and electricity that is used to run the plant. The Annacis Island plant produces enough energy to meet 100% of its own heat requirements and about 50% of its electricity requirements. This reduces its greenhouse gas emissions by 660 tonnes every year.

Additional Wastewater Collection & Treatment information click here

Notes:
Cost includes breakfast & tour.
APEGBC members and non-members are welcome.
To register online at APEGBC website, please see details below. 
 
Public/Non-member registration: If you are not a member of APEGBC, you can register online by quickly creating a 'non-member' account. After clicking on the 'REGISTER' link, you will be brought to a login screen. Towards the bottom, there is a ‘Create new account’ link. Click this link and follow the prompts to create your account. Thank you and we look forward to having you join us.

 

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