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Virtual Tour Shows City’s Water Treatment Plant

September 28, 2011 6:31 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

Winnipeg residents can now get an interactive inside look at how their drinking water is treated.

Residents can visit Winnipeg.ca for a roughly seven-minute tour which shows from start to finish how water is treated for consumption.

Because of strict security protocol, the city’s water treatment plant is off limits to the public, so this is the next best thing.

The plant is located at Deacon Reservoir and began sending treated drinking water to the city on December 9, 2009. The plant is approximately 12,000-square-metres, or the size of MTS Centre, and can treat 400 million litres of water per day.

Winnipeg’s water treatment program protects public health by virtually eliminating the risk of waterborne disease and reducing the level of harmful disinfection by-products. It also improves the taste, odour and appearance of the City’s tap water.