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Construction started in July 2013 on a new biosolids management facility on Kelly Lake Road, in Sudbury. The project, which has been in the works for several years, is the City's first public-private partnership. N-Viro, a Canadian-owned consortium, has been hired to design, A Biosolids Management Facility processes sewage sludge, which is a normal end product of the sewage treatment process, to create an agriculturally beneficial product with low odour potential and little environmental impact. Biosolids management facilities use a heat and/or chemical process to kill harmful organisms called pathogens which may be present in untreated sewage sludge.
Why does Greater Sudbury need a Biosolids Management Facility?
The municipality has been using tailings ponds near Lively for over 30 years as a disposal site for waste activated sludge from its wastewater treatment facilities. While this was once an acceptable practice, changing environmental standards and recurrent episodes of foul odour have made this disposal method unsustainable.build, maintain and operate the facility for a period of 20 years. Full ownership of the facility will remain with the City. The Government of Canada has committed to contributing up to $11 million through the P3 Canada Fund to support the new biosolids management facility project.
The City of Hamilton’s Public Works Department is responsible for many of the city’s essential services. The Operations Division operates and maintains Public Works assets, including 6,399 kilometres of road, 2,382 kilometres of sidewalk, 98 kilometres of city owned alleyways, 392 bridges and major culverts, storm water management facilities, 42,891 catch basins, and 169 storm ponds.
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