Upgrading of the wastewater treatment system - Cap-Tourmente National Wildlife Area

The Cap-Tourmente National Wildlife Area (NWA) is located on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River in the municipality of Saint-Joachim, at about 55 km downstream from Quebec City. This reserve allows the observation of the fall migration of the Greater Snow Goose. Considering the growing interest and use of this site, the current wastewater treatment system must be upgraded in order to meet the demand in terms of visitors. The main part of the work will consist in installing a new wastewater treatment system. The existing lagoon will be kept. The existing leaching field will be replaced by a septic tank and a Bionest system that uses a synthetic media onto which a microbial culture responsible for the biological treatment will be affixed. Constant aeration is provided by fine bubble diffusers. The new system will be installed upstream of the existing lagoon. The proposed treatment will meet federal and provincial discharge requirements.

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Canadian wildlife service
Jérôme Carrier, Supervisor - Protected areas
570 chemin du Cap-Tourmente
Saint-Joachim, Quebec G0A 3X0
Telephone: 581-443-7082
Email: jerome.carrier@ec.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Cap-Tourmente National Wildlife Area (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
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  • Proponent

    Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Authorities

    • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
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