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over 2 years ago

The City will be reviewing all of the options for managing the waste water solids. Alternatives will be evaluated based on their financial, environmental and social impacts. What questions do you have about the review or managing the solids?

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  • Fred Anderson 12 months ago
    IF we could get our priorities straight!
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  • mrsiegel2 about 2 years ago
    We have a technology that is low in cost and will process biosolids within 14 days, meeting all regulations. The Bio-ART process is presently being used on biosolids and manures in S Korea and we are processing segregated organic waste in Chicago. Can you please send me information pertaining to how I can get our technology presented to the city of refer me to any RFP.Michael Siegelms@ecolocap.com
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    • Admin Commented COP Community Engagement about 2 years ago
      Thank you for this, I will relay the information to the appropriate staff member.
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      • Fred Anderson 12 months ago
        If there is one. We could hire another self appointed exdpert.
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  • joan modrall about 1 year ago
    As the waste water solids are properly processed, and are good enough for our gardens, they can certainly be used to fertilize the puny looking forests in our hills. Even if the land has been replanted after logging, the soil could use some enrichment. No better fertilizer! Our Minister of Forests (or whatever he is called now) needs to be convinced by the city that this is a very good option.
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  • joan modrall about 1 year ago
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  • Jill Moreton about 2 years ago
    In terms of composting waste water solids how are ingested chemicals eg prescription drugs rendered safe by the process? I do not use city compost for this reason.
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    • Admin Commented COP Community Engagement about 2 years ago
      Hi Jill, I will research this and get back to you.
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      • Admin Commented COP Community Engagement almost 2 years ago
        Yikes! I missed following up. Compost is currently regulated by the Organic Matter Recycling Regulation (OMRR) which does not address the issue of pharmaceuticals. City of Penticton Compost meets the criteria for compost distribution.
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  • PT Gayler about 2 years ago
    Whatever options are considered, and therefore the eventual solution decided upon, should meet the combined needs of as many of the 80,000 residents of the South Okanagan and Similkameen as possible. Not only would this maximize the scope (size) of the undertaking, it should also achieve economy-of-scale ($$) benefits. If the eventual bio-solids solution is not at the same site as the proposed composting facility, there cshould be an opportunity for negotiating mutual benefits; i.e. we'll treat your waste water solids if you'll compost our (Penticton's) organic food and yard wastes.
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  • Digital about 2 years ago
    Based on current, peer-reviewed science:https://toxics.usgs.gov/highlights/2014-06-10-biosolids_leach.html...the most socially and morally responsible action that we can take is to invest in a gasification plant to deal with our overload of wastewater treatment plant dried outfall.Yes, this will cost money, but we have provincial and federal government funding available to us - especially in this era of a Green Party co-government in BC.Gasification is a very mature technology - having been used for some (more than 180 years https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gasification) and gasification plants can be built to any number of shapes and sizes.I recommend that city staff visit the overarching representative body in the gasification industry to learn more: www.globalsyngas.org and sign up for the Oct. 'Introduction to Syngas Technologies Workshop' - www.globalsyngas.org/events/workshops/introduction-to-syngas-workshopThey might also be interested in visiting any number of currently operating gasification plants in Canada or America: https://www.globalsyngas.org/resources/world-gasification-databaseThank you for your time and consideration of this critically important matter.Andrew Drouin
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    • Admin Commented COP Community Engagement about 2 years ago
      Thanks for this. I have sent it on for staff to consider. The great thing about the process we are undertaking is that we are looking at all options.
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