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Water and Sewer
Water is critical to all aspects of our lives and the Township is proud to ensure that there is a safe and reliable source of water for now and in the future.
The Township is responsible for three water systems. Long Sault-Ingleside, Newington and the St. Andrews / Rosedale Distribution System. Operation of the water treatment plants has been contracted to Caneau Water and Sewage Operations Inc. The Township assumes the responsibility of the distribution systems.
The Long Sault-Ingleside Regional Water Treatment Plant is located on Moulinette Island, south of the Town of Long Sault. The water treatment plant is a membrane filtration system that began producing water from the Lake St. Lawrence in 2006. The treatment process includes micro filtration through one of three membrane tranes that are housed in large concrete tanks, taste and odour removal are though granular activated carbon contactors and then primary disinfection takes place. The water then passes through the chlorine contact chamber and finally to a high lifting pumping well, all of which are located beneath the plant. A 10 kilometre transmission main joins the water distribution systems between Long Sault and Ingleside. The original water treatment plant in Ingleside was converted into a booster station. The distribution system now serves a combined population of approximately 3,500.
The Ingleside Water Booster Station is located on the south side of County Road 2, and was constructed in 1995. The Ingleside booster station consists of a 250 cubic meter wet well and a two compartment baffled clear well storage. Of the 3-100 horse power vertical turbine pumps 2 pumps are capable of providing the regular demand in Ingleside. The third pump is a standby pump.
The Ingleside Elevated Storage Tank was constructed in the 1950’s and is located 0.7 km north of County Road 2 on Dickinson Drive, Ingleside.
The Newington Water Treatment plant draws groundwater from two wells located within the Newington fairgrounds. The supply / treatment and storage works consists of the two wells and disinfection by sodium hypochlorite. The plant itself was modernized and renovated in 2004. The wells are operated in series. The first well, known as the “Kraft” well is the primary source of water. It is a dug well which was originally installed in 1937. In dry periods, when the water level hits a minimum depth in the Kraft Well, the pump in the second well, the “Fairground” well, is activated to pump water to the Kraft Well.
Water for the St. Andrews / Rosedale Distribution System is provided by the City of Cornwall. Water enters the distribution system at two points, one on Mack Street and one at the corner of Highway 138 and Cornwall Centre Road. Each of these locations contains a metering chamber which is owned and operated by the City of Cornwall.
The City of Cornwall’s water system provides over 12 million cubic metres of fresh clean water pumped annually through over 277 kilometres of water mains to efficiently distribute the City’s drinking system. This includes the St. Andrews / Rosedale distribution in the Township of South Stormont.
The St. Andrews West Booster Station is located on the east side of Highway 138 at the intersection of Headline Road. The booster pumping station, constructed in 2004 is equipped with two vertical in-line centrifugal booster pumps and chlorine booster pumps. Pressure and chlorine levels are adjusted before the St. Andrews Distribution System and water tower.
The St. Andrews West Elevated Storage Tank was constructed in 1992 on the south side of County Road 18 in St. Andrews West. It provides storage, pressure and fire protection as it sits on a concrete pedestal.
Delivering drinking water is only the first half of the story. For customers not on septic systems, the Township of South Stormont is also responsible for taking sewage waste away, treating it, and discharging it safely into the environment.
The Municipality owns and operates two municipal sewage systems; one in Long Sault and one in Ingleside. Operation of the sewage treatment plants has been contracted to Caneau Water and Sewage Operations Inc. The Township assumes the responsibility of the collection systems.
The Long Sault Sewage Treatment Plant is located on Robin Road, Long Sault and was constructed in 1995.
Preliminary treatment involves 2 self-cleaning bar screens which feed a screw compactor. Secondary treatment is through 2 tanks operating as sequential batch reactors. Effluent is passed through 2 banks of 96 mercury vapour ultra-violet lamps with system control and power distribution centre. Effluent is discharged through 2 submersible pumps, thickened, aerated and prepared for land application as biosolids.
Diesel generator backup is provided to allow for treatment of sewage and sludge in the event of a power loss.
The Long Sault Sewage Pumping Station located on County Road 36 was constructed in 1995 consisting of 2 submersible sewage pumps and associated control equipment. It pumps sewage to the Long Sault Sewage Treatment Plant. Natural gas generator backup is provided.
The Ingleside Sewage Treatment Plant, constructed in 1997, is located on the Long Sault Parkway, east of the village of Ingleside.
Preliminary treatment involves an automatically controlled mechanical bar screen with manual bar screen on the bypass channel. Screenings are transferred to a removal bin for removal from the site. Secondary treatment involves transfer to an inlet distribution box which feed the aeration tanks. Effluent from the secondary clarifiers is chlorinated at the influent basin and discharged through a parshall flume chamber then the discharge pipe to Lake St. Lawrence.
Waste activated sludge is aerobically digested in primary and secondary digesters and then stored in an open storage top tank for land application as biosolids
Diesel generator backup is provided.
Long Sault Sanitary Sewage Collection System Master Plan
In recent years there have been a number of serviced lots added to the Township’s existing sanitary sewer collections system and more specifically within the hamlet of Long Sault. The Township’s existing sanitary sewer systems were designed during the Seaway construction, 1957.
Phase I of the Plan will include evaluation of the existing system, identifying bottle needs and other areas of concern.
Phase II of the Plan will identify areas of development in the system and provide an overall Plan.
Phase III will develop a strategy to correct deficiencies as noted in Phase I and II.
Source Water Protection
Through the Clean Water Act, a local committee of municipal leaders and Conservation Authority staff has been established to guide the process to develop a Source Protection Plan to protect municipal sources of drinking water. The Source Protection Plan will determine areas that are vulnerable, identify potential threats and develop plans to deal with the threats to our drinking water sources.
In this area, the South Nation and Raisin Region Conservation Authorities have partnered together to work with the Source Protection Committee to coordinate the development of Source Protection Plans for our watersheds. They are committed to work with our municipalities, other stakeholders and the public to develop Source Protection Plans that serve to protect our drinking water while taking into account the other needs of our communities.
The Township of South Stormont's municipal drinking water source is protected by a regional source water protection plan. The plan and supporting documentation can be found at http://www.yourdrinkingwater.ca.
Drinking Water Quality Management Standard
The Safe Drinking Water Act requires every water system to implement the Drinking Water Quality Management Standard (DWQMS). The DWQMS promotes a proactive and preventative approach to managing the Townships drinking water systems.