Coalition for the West Credit River

Thermal Impact of Acton WWTP on Black Creek

The Acton WWTP discharges into Black Creek, a coldwater creek similar to the West Credit River. Data collected by the Coalition show that the Acton WWTP makes Black Creek warmer in the summer and that the effluent remains warm into the fall.

Inground Infiltration

Inground infiltration of the effluent is a viable alternative to the direct discharge of 7.2 million litres per day of sewage plant effluent into the West Credit River.

As Goes the Air Goes the Effluent

Effluent temperatures is influenced by air temperatures. As the air temperature increases effluent temperature increases. The hottest effluent temperatures occur after consecutive hot days.