The Kamloops Sewage Treatment Centre receives and processes millions of litres of waste water each day. Wastewater, or sewage, is water that has been used and discarded down any drain within our homes, such as dishwashers, washing machines, sinks, showers and toilets. This discarded waste water goes down our drains and travels through pipes to the Kamloops Sewage Treatment Centre.
Through an extensive treatment process, materials are separated from the wastewater and, ultimately, liquid and solid end products are produced. These end products are biosolids and treated water, both of which have beneficial re-uses.
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Below are items that should never be flushed down toilets or poured down a drain: