Ready or not? Managing Ontario’s municipal water and wastewater assets

Ontario municipalities are facing a deadline. Under provincial Regulation 588/17, they must have an asset management policy in place by July 2019, followed by targets for Levels of Service by July 2021. These requirements makes good business sense. To manage infrastructure appropriately, you need to know what you have and what condition it’s in. An asset management plan allows you to predict when your infrastructure will need maintenance or should be replaced, so you can budget accordingly, rather than face [...]

May 27th, 2019|Categories: Features|

Research supports opportunities for Ontario’s wastewater treatment plants to process off-site organics and generate RNG

The primary goal of wastewater treatment is to remove organic material and nutrients that can hurt lakes and rivers and be detrimental to human health. No question, that’s a critical job. But more and more municipalities across Ontario are adding a second objective: extracting value from wastewater. And there’s plenty of value to squeeze out. Anaerobically digesting sludge produces biogas, which can be captured and used to provide heat, fuel vehicles, create electricity or feed into the natural gas distribution [...]

May 6th, 2019|Categories: Features, News|

Deploying THM-monitoring technology in remote First Nation communities

In Canada, boil water advisories in First Nation communities regularly make headlines. Unfortunately, thousands of First Nation households across the country cannot drink the water that comes out of their tap. One of the big challenges of ensuring safe drinking water in remote areas is the shortage of qualified operators to oversee treatment systems. In northern Ontario, for example, many communities are served by a single operator who visits just once or twice a month to take samples and make [...]

April 15th, 2019|Categories: Features, News|
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