The Blue Frogs are now installed!

Within the next few weeks, residents will most likely notice the giant blue frogs in the Stratford lagoons.

Although the Town of Stratford has been actively managing the operations of the plant and has performed many recommended upgrades over the years, there continues to be ongoing operational issues. The operational issues include the undesirable odors in the spring each year and the failure to consistently meet effluent quality measures set by the Federal and Provincial Governments.

With continued underperformance of the plant, the spring-time odour issues and the longer than anticipated timeline for the implementation of a long term solution; it became apparent that these issues must be addressed immediately. The Town of Stratford in consultation with the Provincial Department of Environment, Labour and Justice, determined that the Blue Frog System or similar upgrade would be required to ensure that the effluent quality requirements are met and the continued growth of the town is not hampered. At the monthly council meeting on the evening of March 12th, a resolution was passed to approve the installation of the Blue Frog System to the Stratford Wastewater Treatment plant.

The Blue Frog System is an innovative system that offers an alternative to the traditional aerated lagoon system. This system produces the correct biological environment in which sludge can now be digested in situ, meaning in the lagoon, eliminating expensive costs associated with dredging.

Stratford Mayor David Dunphy said the Blue Frog system promises to improve performance to a level that ensures the town can continue to grow and demonstrates a commitment to respecting the natural environment while the town continues to work towards a long term solution.

The Blue Frog System is a proven, tested, affordable solution designed to meet the needs of diverse applications, including municipal wastewater, and is specially designed to offer the following benefits:

  • Digests sludge in situ;
  • Lowers Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Total Suspended Solids, Ammonia, and Pathogens;
  • Reduces and eliminates odours;
  • Meets regulatory discharge limits;
  • Reduced energy costs;
  • Minimal operating and maintenance;

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The cost of the Blue Frog System, including upgrades to the front end of the plant to remove debris, ­­­is $1.5 million dollars, 2/3 of which will be funded from the Federal “New Deal for Cities and Communities” funding that Stratford received over the past several years.

 

 

 

The Blue Frogs are now installed!

Within the next few weeks, residents will most likely notice the giant blue frogs in the Stratford lagoons.

Although the Town of Stratford has been actively managing the operations of the plant and has performed many recommended upgrades over the years, there continues to be ongoing operational issues. The operational issues include the undesirable odors in the spring each year and the failure to consistently meet effluent quality measures set by the Federal and Provincial Governments.

With continued underperformance of the plant, the spring-time odour issues and the longer than anticipated timeline for the implementation of a long term solution; it became apparent that these issues must be addressed immediately. The Town of Stratford in consultation with the Provincial Department of Environment, Labour and Justice, determined that the Blue Frog System or similar upgrade would be required to ensure that the effluent quality requirements are met and the continued growth of the town is not hampered. At the monthly council meeting on the evening of March 12th, a resolution was passed to approve the installation of the Blue Frog System to the Stratford Wastewater Treatment plant.

The Blue Frog System is an innovative system that offers an alternative to the traditional aerated lagoon system. This system produces the correct biological environment in which sludge can now be digested in situ, meaning in the lagoon, eliminating expensive costs associated with dredging.

Stratford Mayor David Dunphy said the Blue Frog system promises to improve performance to a level that ensures the town can continue to grow and demonstrates a commitment to respecting the natural environment while the town continues to work towards a long term solution.

The Blue Frog System is a proven, tested, affordable solution designed to meet the needs of diverse applications, including municipal wastewater, and is specially designed to offer the following benefits:

  • Digests sludge in situ;
  • Lowers Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Total Suspended Solids, Ammonia, and Pathogens;
  • Reduces and eliminates odours;
  • Meets regulatory discharge limits;
  • Reduced energy costs;
  • Minimal operating and maintenance;

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The cost of the Blue Frog System, including upgrades to the front end of the plant to remove debris, ­­­is $1.5 million dollars, 2/3 of which will be funded from the Federal “New Deal for Cities and Communities” funding that Stratford received over the past several years.

 

 

 

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