Wastewater treatment systems
A complex construction project to bypass a 60-metre section of Toronto’s most critical sewer pipe has now been completed and sewage at the rate of 400 million litres per day is now able to flow more safely.
EcoLog ERIS has replaced its legacy mapping system with Esri’s enterprise geographic information system (GIS) technology. EcoLog ERIS produces on-demand research services for property sites and neighbouring areas indicating…
A wastewater treatment plant in Nanaimo, B.C. is now ready to create electricity from biogas thanks to the installation of a cogeneration system.
The 2012 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards were presented on October 23 at the Ottawa Convention Centre. The gala celebration was held in a ballroom overlooking Canada’s Houses of Parliament, with approximately 200 people in…
The East Bayfront Precinct of Toronto’s waterfront is a 22 hectare redevelopment site situated between Lakeshore Boulevard and Lake Ontario, from Jarvis Street to Parliament Street. When completely built, East Bayfront will contain 6,000…
The Eastern Wastewater Treatment Facility is the cornerstone for the Saint John Harbour Clean-up, which is a major initiative by the City of Saint John, the Province of New Brunswick and the Government of Canada to intercept and treat raw…
More than half of municipal roads are “falling apart,” and one in four roads is over capacity and handling more traffic than it was designed to, according to a survey of 120 municipalities. The cost of replacing the inferior roads was estimated…
An Israel-based company has developed a fuel cell to treat wastewater and generate energy. The microbial fuel cell known as “Emefcy” uses a permeable polyethylene plastic membrane filter that allows air in but doesn’t let liquid out.
A plant near the town of Georgina on the south shores of Lake Simcoe in Ontario is piloting a process to treat micropollutants that could enter the lake through wastewater.
The federal government has implemented regulations that will require an estimated 25% of communities and municipalities to upgrade their wastewater systems. One estimate suggests that there will be $20 billion spent on rebuilding and replacing…
With 700 athletes in town, the town of Swan Hills in Manitoba called a state of emergency and asked them to stop showering on July 19. A pump in the town’s sewage treatment plant stopped when a transformer failed, prompting the danger of a…
To achieve the City of Toronto’s new treatment objectives for suspended solids removal and disinfection, stormwater facilities are becoming more complex, costly and larger in scope.
The YouTube video closes with a shot of a little boy standing in the narrow corridor of a construction trailer, crying and alone. He pushes against the wall and stares into the camera with hopeless eyes.
Anyone who read the federal government’s report published in July last year knows that the situation is dire. As reported in “Let the Waters Flow,” (p. 20), the National Assessment of First Nations Water and Wastewater…
Later this year the Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations (WSER) are expected to be released.
American Standard and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are putting their heads together to develop a low cost toilet system for developing countries.
Tunnel to Toronto Island airport starts construction
The federal government has introduced new legislation aimed at providing safe drinking water for First Nations communities.
The Report by the Drummond Commission released last week has recommendations that could have effects reaching far into the future for the work of consulting engineers.
The U.S. Water Environment Research Association is asking for proposals for engineering to improve or evaluate innovate technologies for wastewater and stormwater treatment systems. The Innovative and Research for Water Infrastructure for the…
GENIVAR project to remediate copper mine in Gaspe Region wins top 2011 Canadian Consulting Engineering Award
The 2011 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards were presented last night at a gala dinner at the Ottawa Convention Centre in the nation’s capital.
Maintaining clean waterways while building wastewater infrastructure to meet the needs of growing populations is a challenge facing many regions.
The Southern Ontario Water Consortium has received $60 million in funding to develop water and wastewater technologies in southern Ontario. On August 23, at the 2011 Association of Municipalities of Ontario Annual Conference, Gary Goodyear,…
Opus DaytonKnight Consultants and DEC Design have designed a thermal energy project at the Saanich Peninsular Wastewater Treatment Plant on Vancouver Island.
R.V. Anderson Associates of Toronto has won the American Public Works Association Project of the Year Award for the City of Greater Sudbury South End Sewage Rock Tunnel Project.
The Canadian Union of Public Employees is voicing support for more investment in Canada’s water infrastructure. It also has concerns over the impacts of a proposed international trade agreement with the European Union.
Many Canadian municipalities face chronic flooding issues. The problem is particularly prevalent in older communities, where there is aging infrastructure, changing land uses and the increasing use of basements as living spaces.
Addis Ababa, the capital and largest city of Ethiopia and headquarters of the African Union, is growing rapidly. In 2007 its population was approximately 3.5 million and most of this growth is due to in-migration. In the slum areas the…