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Innovative water treatment project launches in Kawartha Lakes

August 11, 2016 - KAWARTHA LAKES - An innovative pilot project is underway at Lindsay’s Water Pollution Control Plant. A new waste water quality improvement technology developed by H2Flow Inc. will be tested at the plant until June 2017.

H2Flow Equipment Inc. supplies process, water and wastewater treatment equipment  for industrial and municipal use. This project will conduct a feasibility study of an innovative bioreactor technology for the treatment of wastewater. 

“Although many technologies have been developed to treat wastewater, there is still  demand for a robust mobile system with the right balance between effluent quality,  transportability, low maintenance, high oxygen transfer rate efficiency, and modular capability for higher flow rate” comments Azad Kavoosi, Engineering Team Lead for  H2Flow “The goal of this project is to develop a package system that embraces all those  aspects with a small footprint and low energy consumption.” 

The project is being supervised during implementation by staff of the Water and Wastewater Division of the Public Works Department and supported by the Ontario Clean Water Agency. Technical staff from the Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment at Fleming College will be participating in the pilot study to provide sampling  and testing. Additional testing will be provided by labs at York University. 

“This pilot project is a win-win-win situation for the municipality, industry and the environment. We are excited at the prospect of having a more environmentally friendly way to process waste water, and to be involved in pioneering a process that has the potential to be applied globally,” states Bryan Robinson, Director of Public Works for the City of Kawartha Lakes.

The City of Kawartha Lakes is involved in this pilot project in order to support local businesses in the development and introduction of effective and innovative water treatment technologies, foster the development of water quality improvement technologies which could benefit the municipality, and to support our community partners in alignment with the strategic priorities of creating a healthy environment and  a vibrant and growing economy.

This project benefits from collaboration between The City of Kawartha Lakes, Fleming Colleges’ Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT) and The Ontario Clean Water Agency. Funding has been provided by the Province of Ontario through the Rural Economic Development Fund.

For more information please contact:
Kelly Maloney
Agriculture Development Officer
705-324-9411 Extension 1208

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