Water & Wastewater

Water System

The Town of Sussex currently has (2) production wells within its potable water distribution system which are capable of supplying the demands of the system users and beyond. (5.6 M3/Min (1,231 imp Gal/Min))

The Town of Sussex has (2) reservoirs with the capacity of 5,419M³ (1,192,046 Imp gal) of water to help with high peaks demand and firefighting.

The potable water distribution system is comprised of over 50 Km of watermains varying in size from 150 mm (6”) to 355.6 mm (14”) in diameter for the delivery of water to its customers which includes over 320 fire hydrants.

The Town endeavors through daily monitoring and sampling to provide quality drinking water to its residents that surpass the “Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality“.

Wastewater System

The Town of Sussex sanitary sewer collection system is comprised of over 45 Km of sewer mains varying in size from 150 mm (6”) to 525 mm (21”) and six sanitary sewer lift stations in the system that delivers the wastewater to the Treatment Lagoon.

The Treatment Lagoons has an average combine retention time of 23 day during which the use of dissolved oxygen and microbial action are used to reduce the pollutants in the wastewater, as a final step the treated wastewater is disinfected with UV lights before it leaves the treatment plant.

The Town endeavors through daily monitoring and sampling to provide a high quality treated effluent.

Through technology, training, and teamwork, the Utility department has certified operators that are responsible for maintaining the operation of the Water and Wastewater facilities.