Project: Childcare Center
Location: British Columbia
Size: 5 m3/d (2,000 gpd)
Key objectives: Living Building Challenge compliant; odorless, noiseless, out-of-sight
This USBF® wastewater treatment plant is installed to meet the stringent requirements of the Living Building Challenge (beyond LEED). The system treats wastewater from approximately 50 children and 12 staff at the new UniverCity Childcare Facility at Simon Fraser University.
The plant was designed in accordance with the Ministry of Health guidelines and produces Type 3 effluent consistently containing less than 10 mg/L of TSS and BOD5, and a fecal coliform count of less than 400 CFU / 100 mL.
Wastewater from the building is pumped via a lift station and treated in the USBF® bioreactor. It is then pumped to UV disinfection and is subsequently discharged to the effluent disposal field. The plant is operated and maintained by ECOfluid.