CEO at Aquatera Utilities, Bernd Manz says the 60.8 million dollar project took ten years to complete and will benefit the region in many ways.
“It’s going to serve the region well for decades, not only in accommodating growth in the region but also in a much higher standard of treatment and nutrient removal to help improve aquatic health in the river as well.”
He says some of the upgrades include expansion in tanks, which more affectively remove things like nitrogen and phosphorous, which are detrimental to the river in excessive amounts.
“Landfill Gas-to-Energy project was another key component to the project that we were able to integrate into this, so that methane that would otherwise be created in the landfill is now captured and used to make power and heat for these treatment plants.” says Bernd Manz
Revenue from carbon offset credits paired with savings from self generated energy will provide Aquatera customers stabilized rates.
For more information on the upgrades visit www.aquatera.ca