• Industrial and drinking water



Total consumption of drinking water by the Bécancour Smelter increased since 2014 due to the start-up of new compressor cooling towers. Improved cooling results in greater operational stability at the plant. The start-up of the towers and the implementation of building code regulations to prevent legionellosis required the optimization of these operations.


At the Baie-Comeau Smelter, we observed a significant reduction in the use of water in the casthouse.