1151 Bronte Road, Oakville
Ontario, Canada, L6M 3L1
Phone: Dial 311 or
Toll free: 1-866-442-5866
Email Halton Region
Your wastewater travels through miles of sewer to arrive at one of Halton's Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs).
Step 1: Wastewater arrives at the plant and goes through a pretreatment phase and all of the solid waste is removed.
These solids are turned into "Biosolids". Biosolids are a clean, safe, and viable organic product (in liquid or solid cake form), rich in nutrients, that are beneficially reused by the agricultural community for healthy crop production.
Step 2: The water is then treated with aerobic bacteria, whose job is to eat the remaining "suspended solids" (small particles that weren't filtered out of the water). This process lasts for 12 days.
Step 3: Disinfection is the final part of the treatment process. Halton uses ultraviolet radiation to disinfect the water because it doesn't have a negative impact on the environment like chemicals.
The water that is discharged into the lake is as good as or better (cleaner and safer) than the water in the lake.
For problems or questions regarding this site, please email Halton
or dial 311 or 905-825-6000
Toll free 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) | TTY: 905-827-9833
Halton Region is composed of
the City of Burlington,
the Town of Halton Hills,
the Town of Milton,
and the Town of Oakville .