Water and wastewater education videos

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Water systems

Drinking water treatment plant

Virtual tour. The Grand River is the source for about 20 to 25 percent of the drinking water in Waterloo Region. Follow the journey of water from the Grand River as it is treated at the Mannheim Water Treatment Plant.

Journey of groundwater to your tap

Animated video. Follow groundwater on its journey to your water tap.

Wastewater systems

Wastewater treatment plant

Virtual tour. The water we use along with anything else such as shampoo, soap and pee, poo and toilet paper is wastewater. The wastewater leaves our homes through a pipe that goes to a treatment plant before returning to the local watershed. Tour of the Kitchener Wastewater Treatment Plant to learn how it happens.

Where it goes after you flush

Animated video. Find out what happens to "it" after you flush your toilet.

Groundwater protection

Importance of protecting groundwater

De-icing salt

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