Niagara region is growing and in response to that growth, we need to make sure that we plan our infrastructure and services to meet increasing demands. One of those plans that might not be the first to come to mind is our Biosolids Management Master Plan. More people means more wastewater, which also means more biosolids and a higher demand for treatment and management of these materials.
Biosolids are the organic material resulting from the physical, chemical and biological treatment of sewage sludge generated at wastewater treatment plants.
The purpose of the 2021 Biosolids Management Master Plan update study is to plan for the future management of biosolids in a manner that is transparent, sustainable, reliable, environmentally friendly, cost-effective and flexible. The study will also provide an avenue to explore opportunities for a range of options to manage biosolids in the region.
The objectives of the study are to:
The Study will follow the master planning process as established by the Municipal Engineer's Association Class Environmental Assessment process for Master Plans, which is an approved Ontario Environmental Assessment process. The Biosolids Management Master Plan Update will satisfy phases one and two of the Class Environmental Assessment process. Public and stakeholder input will be sought throughout the process and a Biosolids Management Master Plan Update Report will be prepared and filed for public review.
Notice of study commencement
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Notice of study completion
Albert Succi, P. Eng., MBA, PMP
Senior Project Manager
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Laurie Boyce, B. Sc., M.A.
GM BluePlan Engineering Limited