Celebrating World Water Day

The City of Peterborough and Otonabee Conservation are hosting an Open House at the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant to celebrate World Water Day, on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The event will feature guided tours of the Wastewater Treatment Plant and exhibits by local water management agencies.

World Water Day, held annually on March 22, is about taking action on water issues. In 2017, the theme is “Why Waste Water?” with a focus on reducing and reusing wastewater.

“The City of Peterborough is fortunate to have a state of the art wastewater treatment plant, thanks to a recent 23 million dollar upgrade. World Water Day is a great opportunity for the public to visit the facility and learn about how wastewater is treated locally,” says Duane Forth, Manager of the Environmental Protection Division for the City of Peterborough.

“It is important to remember that wastewater in one community becomes drinking water in another community downstream. Water management, from source to tap, is critical to maintaining good quality and adequate supplies of water, and to sustaining the environmental and economic vitality of the Peterborough region,” explains Meredith Carter, Manager of the Watershed Management Program at Otonabee Conservation.

Guided tours of the Wastewater Treatment Plant will be offered between the hours of 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. Exhibits will feature programs and services offered by local water management agencies with information on how to reduce or reuse wastewater in and around the home.    The Wastewater Treatment Plant is located at 425 Kennedy Rd., Peterborough.

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