The Anola Wastewater Collection System (AWWCS) consists of a Low-Pressure Sewer System (LPSS) servicing the majority of town. An LPSS sends residential effluent and flows collected in septic tanks via small volume effluent pumps and small diameter Polyethylene (PE) piping to a closed piping system for treatment at the Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility.
Low-Pressure Sewer Systems typically operate at between 3-5 psi (21-35 kpa) to ensure positive displacement of flows.
Solids collected from septic tanks require pumping and disposal (via truck haul) at the Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility. Pumping and disposal occurs based on residential volume and needs and typically occur on an annual to bi-annual basis.
The Water and Waste Department undertakes a wastewater collection system flushing program that aims to flush the system on a rotational basis every 5 years.
The AWWCS sends all flows to the Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility via a single lift station located in town namely:
- Anola Lift Station
Operations Staff for the Municipal Wastewater Collection Systems take great pride in ensuring that the Municipality’s generated wastewater is properly collected, treated and discharged in accordance with the Environmental Act License, the Province of Manitoba and Manitoba Climate and Conservation.
Weeping Tile and Sump Pump Connections to Wastewater Collection System
As per Municipal By-Law 08-21 connection of weeping tiles, sump pumps and rainwater leaders into the municipal wastewater collection system is NOT PERMITTED.
The addition of clean groundwater to the wastewater collection system places additional stress on the system including use of piping capacity, additional run times for the lift stations, additional treatment of wastewater at the Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility and reduced winter hydraulic storage capacity at the Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility.
These burdens result in additional costs to the Utility which are then passed on to the end user in the form of utility rate increases and property tax increases.
Any person who contravenes or fails to observe the provisions of this By-law is guilty of an offense and is liable on a summary conviction to a fine of five hundred ($500) dollars and costs.