The Township collects the municipal sanitary sewage (wastewater) in Fergus and Elora as well as from the Low Pressure Sewage System located in Salem. Wastewater is the mixture of liquid and solid materials flushed down toilets, sinks and drains. It flows through the Township's sanitary sewer system.
Wastewater is treated at one of the two treatment plants located in Centre Wellington. The Effluent is discharged into the Grand River. Treatment of wastewater is an essential process that protects both our drinking water resources and natural water resources.