Sludge Removal Project at Waste Water Treatment Plant this November

November 18, 2013

Waste Water Treatment Plant Maintenance

2013 Sludge Removal Project

As part of the Town of Stratford’s ongoing Waste Water Treatment Plant maintenance program, located at 2 Stratford Road, a sludge removal project will commence on November 20, 2013.

In an effort to improve plant efficiency the Town of Stratford, with the approval of the Prince Edward Island department of Environment Labour & Justice, will be completing a sludge removal program.

The process will involve the use of a dredge set up in cell # 2 of the lagoon system. The dredge will pump sludge from the bottom of the lagoon into two or three large geo-membrane geo-tube bags 45 feet wide x 100 feet long x 7 feet high. The bags will be placed in a containment cell which will allow the excess water to drain back into the lagoon system for further treatment.

Councillor Emile Gallant, chair of the Infrastructure Committee explained that, “Recently the Town completed a comprehensive assessment of the plant. Within the assessment one of the recommendations was to remove the sludge from the lagoon in order to help the plant run more efficiently while plans are finalized for the long term.” He continued by saying, “The infrastructure department is committed to ensuring the plant is keeping up with the demands of the community.”

The project is scheduled to start on November 20, 2013 and should take approximately one week to complete. Based on similar projects in other communities, there is not expected to be any issues with odors during the process or storage of the bags. The bags will remain on site for one year at which time they will be fully dewatered. Once the year has passed, the material inside the bags will be similar to compost, and after testing, will be applied to approved farmland.

This project is part of an ongoing assessment of the treatment plant and will enable the plant to perform better during the spring and summer turnover period, the time when odors have occurred in the past.

The Town of Stratford is committed to respecting the natural environment. This work will help ensure the effluent quality of the plant meets or exceeds requirements so that there is no negative impact on the receiving waters.

The Town does not anticipate any inconvenience to the public during this project.

For further information, please contact:
Jeremy Crosby, Director of Infrastructure
tel 569-6923, email – jcrosby@townofstratford.ca
or visit www.townofstratford.ca

Sludge Removal Project at Waste Water Treatment Plant this November

November 18, 2013

Waste Water Treatment Plant Maintenance

2013 Sludge Removal Project

As part of the Town of Stratford’s ongoing Waste Water Treatment Plant maintenance program, located at 2 Stratford Road, a sludge removal project will commence on November 20, 2013.

In an effort to improve plant efficiency the Town of Stratford, with the approval of the Prince Edward Island department of Environment Labour & Justice, will be completing a sludge removal program.

The process will involve the use of a dredge set up in cell # 2 of the lagoon system. The dredge will pump sludge from the bottom of the lagoon into two or three large geo-membrane geo-tube bags 45 feet wide x 100 feet long x 7 feet high. The bags will be placed in a containment cell which will allow the excess water to drain back into the lagoon system for further treatment.

Councillor Emile Gallant, chair of the Infrastructure Committee explained that, “Recently the Town completed a comprehensive assessment of the plant. Within the assessment one of the recommendations was to remove the sludge from the lagoon in order to help the plant run more efficiently while plans are finalized for the long term.” He continued by saying, “The infrastructure department is committed to ensuring the plant is keeping up with the demands of the community.”

The project is scheduled to start on November 20, 2013 and should take approximately one week to complete. Based on similar projects in other communities, there is not expected to be any issues with odors during the process or storage of the bags. The bags will remain on site for one year at which time they will be fully dewatered. Once the year has passed, the material inside the bags will be similar to compost, and after testing, will be applied to approved farmland.

This project is part of an ongoing assessment of the treatment plant and will enable the plant to perform better during the spring and summer turnover period, the time when odors have occurred in the past.

The Town of Stratford is committed to respecting the natural environment. This work will help ensure the effluent quality of the plant meets or exceeds requirements so that there is no negative impact on the receiving waters.

The Town does not anticipate any inconvenience to the public during this project.

For further information, please contact:
Jeremy Crosby, Director of Infrastructure
tel 569-6923, email – jcrosby@townofstratford.ca
or visit www.townofstratford.ca

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