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About Water Treatment in Peel

Lakeview Water Treatment

Since 2003, the Lakeview Water Treatment Plant has been undergoing significant upgrades to increase capacity and improve treatment processes. With the completion of the latest expansion in fall 2014 it is now capable of producing 1150 million litres of water per day, making it one of the world’s largest membrane treatment facilities.

This state-of-the-art filtration process provides multiple levels of treatment to clean your water. Once construction is complete, Lakeview will be able to treat water three different ways.

Steps in these processes include:

  1. Chlorination: Controls mussels and provides primary disinfection.

    1. Conventional Treatment

      1. Coagulation: A chemical addition to help mix the organics and solids in the raw water.

      2. Flocculation: The configuration of the flocc tanks provide energy to disperse the coagulant and encourage flocc (solids) to form.

      3. Sedimentation: The speed of the water slows down enough in this stage to allow any flocc that has formed in the previous stage to settle out.

      4. Dual media filtration: Water is filtered by gravity through the filter to produce finished (clean) water.

    2. Ozone, Biologically Activated Carbon Contactor (BACC) and Membrane Treatment

      1. Ozone: Ozone is added to the water to break down organic particles, including taste and odour compounds.

      2. BACC: Water is filtered by gravity through a carbon bed with active biological growth to remove organic material.

      3. Membrane filtration: During this stage, small particles and microorganisms are removed by ultra-filtration.

    3. Ozone, BACC, UV and Membrane Treatment

      1. Ozone: Ozone is added to the water to break down organic particles, including taste and odour compounds.

      2. BACC: Water is filtered by gravity through a carbon bed with active biological growth to remove organic material.

      3. Ultraviolet light (UV): Filtered water passes through these units, which disinfect water by inactivating microorganisms. Along with hydrogen peroxide, these UV units are used for taste and odour control.

      4. Membrane filtration: During this stage, small particles and microorganisms are removed by ultra filtration.

  2. Chlorination and Fluoridation:Chlorine and fluoride are added at concentrations that comply with the Ontario drinking water legislation.

  3. Distribution: Water Distribution in Peel

Take a step-by-step look at the water treatment process.

Want a quick overview of the water treatment process?
video presentation Follow Barry on a visual tour of the Lakeview Water Treatment Plant.

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