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Environmental Services pertain to the handling of environmentally damaging materials. These could be bio related materials or otherwise. The City of Peterborough takes the management of these materials very seriously and is able to divert or manage much of these materials that the City produces on a daily basis.
The Environmental Protection Division operates the City's Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) and the 11 pumping stations and force mains used to convey sanitary sewage to the WWTP. The Division enforces the Sewer Use By-Law and regulations as they pertain to the City. The Division provides for the operation of one of Peterborough's major tourist attractions, the Centennial Fountain. For further information call 742-7777 ext. 2600, or visit us at 425 Kennedy Road.
Peterborough Water Utility
Peterborough Utilities Commission (PUC) is responsible for supplying all of Peterborough residents and businesses with safe, clean water. Peterborough is fortunate to have a plentiful supply of source water from the Otonabee River. This water is treated in our state-of-the-art, government-inspected facility before being distributed throughout the City.
Each year the PUC lab tests thousands of water samples to ensure that Peterborough's drinking water is safe and aesthetically pleasing. More than a thousand tests are conducted to make sure our drinking water surpasses health-related guidelines.
The Waste Management Division is responsible for the collection, processing and disposal of municipal solid waste generated from within the City of Peterborough. Programs provided include blue box collection, green waste collection, organics processing, compost sales, household hazardous waste processing and disposal, education, and promotion of environmental events. The Division also operates the Peterborough County/City Waste Management Facility which includes the Landfill Site and Public Drop-off Depot, as well as the Pido Road Material Recycling Facility, the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, and the Harper Road Composting Facility. For further information, call 742-7777 ext. 1657.