Wastewater from Kinkora is collected by the Municipalities sanitary sewage system and transported to the Lagoon near the Confederation Trail. The sewage and effluent are broken down by germs in the lagoon. The sun and wind play an important role in the working of the lagoon. They provide light, warmth and oxygen to the water. This is necessary for the growth of the bacteria in the water.
The light, warmth and oxygen also aid the growth of algae in the water. The algae give the lagoon its greenish flecked colour. The algae helps the bacteria to break down the sewage and effluent.
The wind helps with the evaporation of the water and serves to get oxygen into the water. It also creates waves which help stop insects from breeding and living in the water. Disease-causing mosquitoes, for example, need still water to breed.
For a lagoon to be able to break down the sewage or effluent properly and to be a healthy place it must meet the following requirements:
If you are experiencing an issue with the sewage collection system please contact the office at 902-887-2868.
This notice shall also serve to advise the Rural Municipality of Kinkora Sewer Utility will not be responsible for customers plumbing bills as a result of sewer backup.