Location: Lulu Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, 13500 Gilbert Rd., Richmond, BC V7E 2H8
Date & Time: June 1, 2023, 9-11 am.
Space is very limited and for EMA Members only! Register now!
Come and join us for a tour of the Lulu Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is a municipal wastewater treatment facility located in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. It serves the City of Richmond and parts of the Metro Vancouver region.
The plant has a design capacity to treat up to 220 million liters of wastewater per day and serves a population of approximately 250,000 people. The treatment process includes screening, grit removal, primary clarification, biological treatment, secondary clarification, and disinfection before releasing treated effluent into the Fraser River.
The plant utilizes state-of-the-art technologies and processes to remove contaminants from the wastewater. The plant’s operations are regulated by federal, provincial, and municipal regulations to ensure that the treated effluent meets strict environmental standards and does not harm the river’s ecosystem.
In addition to wastewater treatment, the Lulu Island Wastewater Treatment Plant generates biogas from the treatment process and cleans it to renewable natural gas quality. Solids removed from the wastewater are processed to create biosolids, which are transported to farms and other sites where they are used as a nutrient-rich soil amendment. The management of biosolids is an important aspect of environmental sustainability, as it helps to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfills while also providing a valuable resource for agricultural use.