Waste water treatment plant

Untreated and partially-treated wastewaster was bypassed into Wascana Creek after the sewer system was overloaded by rain. Now, things are back to normal. (CBC)

After heavy rain threw Regina's sewage treatment system for a loop, it's back to normal operations at the facility.

The city ended a "bypass" at the sewage treatment plant on Tuesday.

Until then, for several days the city had been dumping some untreated and partially-treated wastewater into Wascana Creek.

The lagoons at the city's sewage treatment plant were at capacity because of heavy rainfall, so excess wastewater had to be diverted.

In a public notice, the City said it's committed to environmental protection and has made every effort to minimize the impact of the bypass.