Water and Wastewater Systems

Water System

Supply and Treatment

5 wells:

  • 2 - 1954, Max. Capacity 22.7 l/sec, 30 h.p., Na chlorination
  • 3 - 1963, Max. Capacity 19.25 l/sec,30 h.p, Na chlorination
  • 4 - 1984, Max. Capacity 26.5 l/sec, 40 h.p., Na chlorination
  • 5 - 1984, Max. Capacity 26.5 l/sec, 40 h.p., Na chlorination
  • 6 - 1990, Max. Capacity 32 l/sec, 40 h.p., Na chlorination

Booster Stations:

  • I.P. Booster Station - Golf Course and Industrial Park
  • Penn Lake Heights B. Station - Penn Lake Heights Community

Reservoir:

  • Used to balance system pressure, regulate pump and provide water during power outage
  • Capacity - 4950 cubic meters

Water Quality Monitoring:

  • Weekly bacteriological sampling
  • Regular physical/chemical sampling
  • On-line turbidity, chlorine residual monitoring
  • Annual lead testing 

All storage facilities and drinking water systems are covered and secure.
No non-compliance and adverse results recorded in last inspection reports.

Operators (Northern Water Inc.):

  • Production Class III - 2

Reporting and Corrective Actions:

  • Alarm systems installed
  • Qualified persons promptly dispatched when an alarm sounded

Distribution

  • 7,125 m of Cast Iron pipe
  • 18,439 m of Ductile Iron pipe
  • 2,435 m High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
  • 3,933 m of PVC
  • 255 m of Steel Piping
  • 1,379 residential and 142 commercial/industrial services
  • 208 fire hydrants
  • Pressure in distribution system 60-70 psi
  • Contingency plan for flushing every section of pipe over three year period
  • Operators:
    • 1 - Class III distribution
    • 1 - Class II distribution 
    • 2 - Class I distribution 
  • Operation plans and contingency plans and procedures are in place
  • Logbooks for record keeping, identification for responsibilities for who is serving as Operator-in-charge, and complaint sheet are available at Works & Operations Yard

Wastewater System

 Treatment Plant:

  • Grit channels (Quantity 2)
  • Shredder
  • Splitter chamber (diverts flow to plant 1 or plant 2)
  • Plant #1 and #2
    - Aeration Chamber
    - Clarifier
    - Sludge holding tank
  • Sludge Press (25 to 30% solids)
  • Contact Chambers (Quantity 2)
  • Effluent discharge pipe (300m)

Collection System: 

  • 26 km's of sanitary sewers
  • 550 sanitary manholes
  • 1521 sanitary service connections
  • 4.4 km's of storm sewers
  • 139 storm manholes
  • 93 catch basins

Lift Stations:

  • Evergreen Station - 1.7 mega liters per day
  • McCullough Station - 1.2 Mega Liters per day

More Info:

Consolidated Water & Wastewater Financial Plan 2016-2021

Drinking Water Quality Management  System

Groundwater Study 2009 (update of 2003 study)


2016 Schedule 22 Section 11 Annual Report

Water System Annual MOE Inspection 2016-17 Report

2015 Annual Report - Marathon Wastewater Treatment Plant

Marathon WWTP Monthly Report December 2015