New Treatment Technologies
The Core Area Committee is researching various advanced treatment technologies, which could allow for the harvest and reuse of both sewage products and energy. By harnessing these energy sources, we can decrease our energy demands on other sources such as hydro electric and natural gas.
Environmental stewardship remains a key concern with wastewater treatment. We're striving to protect our unique legacy for a greener tomorrow.
Wastewater treatment technology is not static. As with other technologies, ongoing development is occurring in wastewater, resulting in higher levels of performance, more compact layouts and more cost effective management. An example of this innovation is the development and application of membrane separation technology in the wastewater field over the last decade. This development has allowed a change in thinking from disposal to the reuse of wastewater products.
All of the work being undertaken is aimed at ensuring that our wastewater treatment facilities are sustainable and meet the needs of the region over the long term.
There are many aspects of wastewater treatment which benefit from new, environmentally friendly technology. The CRD’s Resource Recovery Strategy involves the consideration of all aspects of wastewater treatment in chorus with related urban infrastructure needs. By integrating wastewater management into sustainable water, stormwater, solid waste and energy planning for the community, the CRD can mesh wastewater treatment with the concept of “smart” urban growth and energy recovery. For practical applications of wastewater treatment resources, the possibilities are endless.