Maligne Lake Environmental Aquatic Protection
Maligne Lake has taken steps to prevent and minimize the potential adverse effects of accidental spills of fuel and other hazardous materials in and around the lake.
Enviro-tanks are installed for fuel for maligne lake cruise boats, at the diesel-powered generating station, and in the maintenance compound for bilge water and crankcase oil. These tanks are pumped out annually by a licensed recycling service. The fuel line from the boat fuel tank to the docks is a triple-containment line. The docks are equipped with floating, fuel-absorbing containment booms ready to be deployed immediately in the event of a spill. The docking piers at Spirit Island have been replaced. Maligne Lake tour boats and the generating station have been equipped with fuel spill kits.
In 2004, Maligne Lake replaced the aging and inadequate toilet facilities at Spirit Island viewing area with a leading edge solar powered sewage treatment system, providing advanced secondary treatment. This maligne lake facility comprises a small, water-tight, fiberglass septic tank filled with an engineered textile material in which anaerobic bacteria breaks down the sewage.
The maligne lake system is low maintenance, consumes very little energy, produces no activated sludge, and does not require a septic field. Wastewater from the Maligne Lake visitor facilities at the north end is directed to an existing sewage lagoon, the existing capacity of which exceeds the current and forecast future demand.
There is no discharge of sewage to the environment from either Spirit Island or Maligne Lake day lodge sewage facilities.
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