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Spring 2011

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Graham Fuga, M.B.A., P.Eng. From the City of Winnipeg is Elected to ITA’s Board

            raham Fuga, MBA, P.Eng, Acting Wastewater Engineer for the City of Winnipeg’s Water and Waste Department’s Wastewater Division, in Winnipeg, Manitoba has been elected to ITA’s Board.

     Graham has been working for the City of Winnipeg’s Water & Waste Department since 2005 in various roles.  Currently, as Acting Wastewater Engineer, Graham is responsible for the management and operation of Winnipeg’s three water pollution control centres (North End, South End and West End treatment plants), the City’s WinGRO program (disposal of biosolids), staff training and certification, process control and process analysis.  

Graham Fuga, M.B.A., P.Eng.
Acting Wastewater Engineer
Wastewater Division,

Water & Waste Department
City of Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg’s Wastewater Treatment Centres

     Part of Graham Fuga’s responsibility as Acting Wastewater Engineer for the City of Winnipeg, is the management and operation of Winnipeg’s three  Class IV wastewater treatment plants; North End, South End and West End. 

Graham is a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba.  He has recently completed a Masters of Business Administration and is currently completing accreditation as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

Graham is a member of Water Environment Federation (WEF), Western Canada Water (WCW), Manitoba Water and Wastewater Association (MWWA) in addition to ITA.  He also holds Province of Manitoba Wastewater Treatment Class IV Operator and Wastewater Collection Class IV Operator licenses. 

Please join in welcoming Graham Fuga, M.B.A., P.Eng. to ITA’s Board of Directors.

Manitoba’s Red River Valley

Manitoba’s Red River Valley is a 200-kilometre-long flat,  low-lying area that experiences some flooding almost every year. 

The Spring of 2011 might break records with heavy snowfall and saturated soil. Flooding predictions have prompted around-the-clock sandbagging in Winnipeg and ice-breaking north of Winnipeg to prevent ice jams and keep the river flowing north into Lake Winnipeg. The spring of 2009 held a third worst in 100-year record (pictured below).

     The South End wastewater treatment plant has been in operation since 1974 and treats approximately 60 MLD (~16 mgd) serving 130,000 or 20% of Winnipeg’s population.  The South End wastewater treatment plant also uses a high purity oxygen activated sludge process with UV disinfection.

     Winnipeg’s West End wastewater treatment plant, has been in operation since 1994 and treats approximately 30 MLD (~8 mgd) serving 65,000 or 10% of Winnipeg’s population.  The West End treatment plant uses a biological nutrient removal (BNR) process and finishing ponds (as shown left).

     The North End wastewater treatment plant (pictured right) has been in operation since 1937 and treats approximately 200 MLD (52.83 mgd) serving approximately 455,000 or 70% of Winnipeg’s population. 

     The  North End plant uses high purity oxygen activated sludge process, UV disinfection and handles sludge treatment for all three of Winnipeg’s wastewater plants through anaerobic digestion.

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