Wastewater Treatment Plant

IMG_0003.JPGThe Banff Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) successfully treats Banff's wastewater and processes it, converting it into a safe, clean, renewable resource.

The WWTP uses the state-of-the-art Biological Nutrient Removal technology, which means the biological nutrient removal process removes total nitrogen and total phosphorus from wastewater through the use of microorganisms under different environmental conditions throughout the treatment process. Being located in a national park, the Town of Banff is held to a higher standard of operation than other municipalities, and regularly exceeds Parks Canada leadership limits.

The Town of Banff is the first municipality in western Canada to install the N-Viro biosolids and food waste recycling process at the WWTP to manage organic waste streams of biosolids and food waste from commercial and residential kitchens.

The Town of Banff manages and operates the WWTP.