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Have you ever wondered where your waste water goes?

The Regional District’s Westside Wastewater Treatment Plant treats enough wastewater to fill 27 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
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January 24, 2017 - 10:32 AM

KELOWNA – The Central Okanagan Regional District's westside wastewater treatment plant treats enough water each day to fill 27 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

That equates to approximately 10,000,000 litres of waste water from homes and businesses in West Kelowna, Peachland and the Westbank First Nation reserves #9 and #10, according to a Regional District media release.

The regional district has produced an informational video for anyone itching to learn more about the process.

The treatment plant runs 24 hours each day, all year long.

The video touches on the importance of not flushing food waste, fats, personal hygiene products, household items, and hazardous waste or banned substances.

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