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Demonstrating Water Stewardship Through Integrated Wastewater Management: the City of Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Title: Demonstrating Water Stewardship Through Integrated Wastewater Management: the City of Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Author(s): Bruce C. ANDERSON, An DONG, Allen LUCAS
Paper category : conference
Book title: 2nd International Conference on Waste Engineering and Management - ICWEM 2010
Editor(s): J.Zh. Xiao, Y. Zhang, M.S. Cheung and Reuben P. K. Chu
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-102-5
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-103-2
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 865 - 874
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 5
Language: English

Abstract: The City of Kingston (through Utilities Kingston, the asset management company responsible for utilities operations) has recently completed a significant upgrade at one of its two wastewater treatment facilities (Ravensview Water Pollution Control Plant, ‘Ravensview’). This project was the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken in Kingston, and it was planned and executed with a major focus on public participation throughout, and with a view toward creating something more than ‘just another sewage treatment plant’. This paper provides details about the biological treatment component selection process for Ravensview (a biological aerated filter, BAF), including information from lab-scale and pilot-scale testing and full-scale operation, as well as information about the current operation of Ravensview in support of its new role in the creation of three important ‘products’, namely clean water, clean biosolids and green energy.
In addition to the technical details, this paper includes an important focus on the societal benefits being realized and being planned for at Ravensview, in keeping with the overall goal of the upgrade. The projects and activities around these benefits are facilitating the role of this wastewater treatment facility in its larger capacity of an ‘environmental centre’ that will provide continuing public education to foster a stewardship attitude among all citizens of Kingston, and serve as a template for other communities that are now facing federally-mandated requirements for improved wastewater treatment in their locations.

Online publication: 2011-01-25
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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