News from Within the MABA Region
Lystek looking to continue its growth into the USA
North Tonawanda, NY (1/10/17) -- Lystek business development manager, Jim Belcastro, presented three potential options to the North Tonawanda council for updating their wastewater treatment plant. All three upgrades will enable the facility to process biosolids. The options open the possibility for the plant to accept outside liquid or solid wastes to increase their biosolids production.
Two articles from different newspapers, same tone...
Plainfield, NY (1/11/17) -- We continue to follow the story of Synagro’s potential biosolids facility in Plainfield. A collection of public meetings were held recently with mixed reception.
News from Beyond the MABA Region
Any tips for a facility new to receiving coal ash leachate?
Harnett County, NC (1/4/17) -- Harnett County Public Utilities will begin treating coal ash leachate at its South Harnett Wastewater Treatment Plant. “We will treat that at the wastewater treatment plant at that time and we will dispose of the biosolids like we do everything else,” commented Harnett County Public Utilities Director Steve Ward.
A new Class A product to come out of South Carolina
Kinston, SC (1/5/17) -- The City of Kinston will purchase a dryer to install at its wastewater facility and expects to produce a Class A Biosolids. Officials have decided to contract with SUEZ, which the city has used for other projects.
News from Abroad
Germany continues its reputation as cutting edge and an environmental leader
Germany (1/17/17) -- The new draft of the German sewage sludge ordinance (AbfKlärV), which will make phosphorus recovery obligatory for most of Germany's sewage, has been sent by the Federal Ministry of Environment to the European Commission.
Start 2017 with a new job!
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England (1/9/17) -- An opportunity has arisen for a 12 month contract as Products Advisor based from the Anglian Water Cambridge office. Job description and requirements can be found in the job posting.
Taking small steps towards biosolids production
Winnipeg, MB, Canada (1/9/17) -- Winnipeg is constructing a biosolids digestion facility at its North End Water Pollution Control Centre. In December they awarded a contract to two consulting firms tasked with conducting a public-relations campaign about biosolids, as well as, a pilot project applying biosolids on land.
Residents are unforgiving, stay on top of odor issues or there will be more than one stink made
Ladysmith, BC, Canada (1/13/17) - Citizens in Ladysmith were recently seen protesting the odor coming from the wastewater treatment plant. The facility had doubled its volume of biosolids at the plant which exacerbated odor issue. Officials took action and announced they would build a new biosolids composting facility in South Ladysmith after purchasing land in an industrial zoned area.
Pushing for accurate scientific evaluations with help educate the public and keep people safe
Burgessville, ON, Canada (1/11/17) -- A resident living next to farmland where biosolids was applied filed a suit claiming the biosolids had contaminated her well water. The court found the evidence provided by the engineering consultant supporting the claims that the well water was contaminated with E. coli was inconsistent and flawed. It was ruled that the biosolids application was completed with the necessary protective measures to ensure well water was not affected.