Project Profiles

UniverCity Childcare WWTP

Project: Childcare Center
Location: Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
Capacity: 5 m3/d (2,000 gpd)
Contract: Design-Supply-Operate

Key Features: 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 BC Ministry of Health guidelines and produces Type 3 effluent consistently containing less than 10 mg/L of TSS and BOD 5 and a fecal coliform count of less than 400 CFU / 100mL

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.

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