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Coverage of wastewater treatment since December 17, 2021.

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Summerland also being eyed for hydrogen plant

"...He said the company is eyeing a one-acre plot near the Summerland wastewater treatment plant that could be home to a 10,000-square-foot building, which at full annual production could generate 1,080 metric tonnes of green hydrogen, 18,000 metric tonnes of aluminum and five megawatts of electricity. Neil estimates the facility could create 15 to 17 permanent jobs, while generating “zero” pollution and recycling most of the water it requires. Coun..."

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Adjustments proposed for water and sewage prices

"...The price increase is a result of rising material and product costs due to inflation and the requirement to repair and replace aging infrastructure. The new prices would also cover year-over-year increases in Sylvan Lake Regional Wastewater Commission (SLRWWC) rates for the transmission of the town’s sewage to the Red Deer wastewater treatment facility, and the increase in sewage treatment rate at Red Deer Wastewater Treatment Facility, the town shared..."

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CRD warns about wastewater spill on Salt Spring Island

"...The Capital Regional District is warning residents about a wastewater spill after a mechanical failure at Ganges Wastewater Treatment Plant on Salt Spring Island..."

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Cold weather causes sewage spill into Ganges Creek, Ganges Harbour

"...The Capital Regional District (CRD) stated that the Ganges Wastewater Treatment Plant experienced a mechanical failure on part of the above ground piping system, likely caused by cold temperatures. “Much of the volume was contained on site, but some sewage ran overland, entered the storm water system leading from the facility to Ganges Creek and out to Ganges Harbour,” the CRD stated.  ..."

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Portage Mayor sees continued progress and outlines 2022 challenges

"..."We will be doing two of our largest infrastructure projects in the history of Portage," explains Ferris. "And of course, that's the upgrades to Saskatchewan Ave West and upgrades to nutrient removal at the wastewater treatment plant. And you know, a bit of work has begun on Saskatchewan Ave West this fall with the infrastructure..."

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Testing wastewater for COVID-19 could give a clearer picture of spreading variants

"...During Tuesday’s COVID-19 update, the premier said that scaling back PCR testing was necessary but that the wastewater treatment program was providing “good data on a population basis. ”..."

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Senior governments fund Denman Island water treatment project

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Royal flush: Behind the scenes at the Sooke wastewater plant

"...Sooke Wastewater Treatment Plant manager Paul Bohemier in the facility’s lab. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)..."

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Federal/provincial funding to help build North Shore community water treatment facility

"...In a Tuesday, Dec. 21 media release, Dominic LeBlanc, federal Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and Josie Osborne, B. C..."

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Canada and British Columbia invest in drinking water and wastewater infrastructure BC Gov News

"...“Lumby’s existing wastewater treatment plant is more than 50 years old, so replacing it now makes good sense. This will ensure compliance with the provincial and federal wastewater regulations, improve the quality of treated effluent, and from a capacity perspective, the new system will have improved redundancy measures in place. ”Kevin Acton, Village of Lumby Mayor Quick facts..."

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Clark Avenue resident recalls flood experience

"...By mid-morning, an Evacuation Order had been issued for the entire city of Merritt due to a failure of the wastewater treatment plant and the potable water systems. Lee soon found himself surrounded by water, cut off from the rest of the community, and without water, sewer, and hydro power.  ..."

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CRD dumps 6,100 tonnes of treated sewage at landfill – not expected 700 – so far in 2021

"...The facility is run by Hartland Resource Management Group at the Hartland landfill and is part of the Capital Regional District’s $775-million wastewater treatment project, built to divert the region’s raw sewage from the ocean. When operating as designed, the residuals facility should turn the largely de-watered sludge from the McLoughlin Point wastewater treatment plant into small, dried pellets to be burned as fuel at the Lafarge cement plant in Richmond..."

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Jobs in wastewater treatment

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(Millwright) Wastewater Maintenance Operator - Regional District of Nanaimo (Nanaimo, BC)

"...Applicants must also posses a Standard First Aid Course, knowledge of WHMIS and WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, comprehensive knowledge of the installation, maintenance, repair and servicing of mechanical equipment, ability to perform close tolerance machine work, ability to perform physical work outdoors in all weather conditions, strong interpersonal, communication and conflict resolution skills, and posses a valid Class 5 BC Drivers LicensePOSTITION DETAILS..."

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Wastewater Operator 1 - Resort Municipality of Whistler (Whistler, BC)

"...Qualified candidates possess a grade 12 diploma and preferably completion of Post-Secondary education in a Environmental Monitoring (EM) or Water and Wastewater Technology (WWT) program with a valid EOCP Wastewater Operator Level I certificate and 1-2 years of related work experience and sound knowledge of relevant primary, secondary, and tertiary treatment processes, including enhanced biological nutrient removal, as well as SCADA programming and knowledge of the methods, practices, tools, materials and equipment used in the maintenance and operation a plant..."

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Waste Water Treatment Plant Co-op Student - City of Penticton (Penticton, BC)

"...If you are seeking a challenging opportunity and possess the above mentioned qualifications, we would love to hear from you! We welcome your cover letter and resume by January 16, 2022..."

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Utility Technician - Water & Wastewater - Thompson-Nicola Regional District (Kamloops, BC)

"... For more information or to apply to this position, visit https://www. tnrd. ca/about-us/careers/ Please note that only applications submitted through our careers site can be considered..."

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Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about wastewater treatment.

The case for drinking treated wastewater. (Yes, from the toilet.) | Just Might Work by Freethink

"...In the U. S. , concern over droughts and water pollution have ignited a unique solution for preserving one of our most vital resources — advanced wastewater treatment for human consumption, also known as direct potable reuse..."

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How does Wastewater Treatment Work?

"...Take a closer look at how wastewater treatment plants work and how your waste gets turned back into clean water that you can drink..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about wastewater treatment relevant to the latest news.

Microalgae Mediated Sludge Treatment

"...Integration of microalgae in the wastewater treatment plants not only increases the efficiency of the removal of pollutants but also significantly brings down the operational cost of the facility, which is due to the fact that microalgae are able to utilize the sunlight and uptake the inorganic carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus abundant in wastewater..."

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A Review on the Occurrence and Effect of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products on the Environment

"...Our existing sewage treatment plants (STPs) are designed for the removal of organic, grit, coarse materials; floating matter; suspended solids; and to some extent, destruction of pathogens in case used for horticulture/agricultural purpose..."

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Improvement of the Quality of the Human Environment by Transporting and Stabilizing Sewage Sludge for Further Processing

"...It is proposed to use complex technology, including standard dewatering of sewage sludge at wastewater treatment plants, transportation, disinfection, and processing into a highly effective organic fertilizer..."

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Economic potential of bioremediation using immobilized microalgae-based microbial fuel cells

"...Replacing expensive catalyst with microalgae is potential to reduce production cost required for MFC and treat wastewater, benefitting the wastewater treatment and power sectors..."

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?Waste Not, Want Not? ? Leveraging Sewer Systems and Wastewater-Based Epidemiology for Drug Use Trends and Pharmaceutical Monit

"...Wastewater surveillance downstream at wastewater treatment plants provides large-scale population and regional-scale aggregation while upstream surveillance monitors locations at the neighborhood level with more precise geographic analysis..."

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Retrospective and Prospective Bioremediation Technologies for Industrial Effluent Treatment

"...Among different types of bioremediation, phycoremediation has evolved to commercial scale, industrial bioremediation plant and ensures potential in removing pollutants and simultaneously serves in clean energy technology..."

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Reuse-focused selection of appropriate technologies for municipal wastewater treatment: a multi-criteria approach

"...Wastewater treatment technologies (WWTTs) are employed across the world, and the selection is mainly based on ?past experiences? aimed at ?pollution prevention? in the receiving water bodies..."

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Microbial Fuel Cells for Wastewater Treatment

"...These processes are energy as well as cost-intensive and generate pollutants including greenhouse gases and other harmful byproducts that need further disposal..."

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Techno-economic study and environmental analysis of a solar-aided lignocellulosic biorefinery: a South African case study

"...Five design scenarios were considered: one standalone scenario where lignin was combusted alongside biogas from the adjacent wastewater treatment plant to supply energy to the biorefinery (scenario 1)..."

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Contribution of Land Runoff to the Release of Pesticides into Water Bodies in Arable Areas

"...The release of micropollutants into surface water bodies may be due to different pathways, including wastewater treatment plant effluent, combined sewer overflows and surface runoff..."

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Denitrification of Quarry Wastewater from Mining Enterprises by Galvanocoagulation

"...Biological methods used in treatment of nitrogen-containing wastewater depend significantly on external factors and show insufficiency in quarry wastewater treatment..."

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