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Kawartha Lakes Economic Development Water Innovation Projects

Kawartha Lakes is pleased to announce that two pilot projects are set to begin at Lindsay's Water Pollution Control Plant this month to test innovative waste water quality improvement technologies developed by Noble Purification Inc. and H2Flow Inc.

Through funding provided from the Rural Economic Development Fund by the Province of Ontario through the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the water quality innovation project provides a framework for the City of Kawartha Lakes to assist businesses with pilot site testing of innovative water sector technologies.

With the involvement of partners Fleming College, The Centre of Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT) and The Ontario Clean Water Agency, this collaboration assists in fulfilling the real world pilot segment of commercialization within existing municipal infrastructure.

The goal of this innovation work is to support businesses in the development and introduction of effective and innovative water treatment technologies; to foster the development of water quality improvement technologies which could benefit the municipality; and to support our community partners Fleming College and the Ontario Clean Water Agency.

The approval of these Pilot projects by Council this week supports the continued implementation of the water quality innovation project including partnership collaboration between the City and Fleming College.

Noble Purification Inc. is a newly founded research and development company testing their Euglena Biofiltration System® to treat wastewater and hopes to collect data on the successful application of this technology to make it commercially available.

H2Flow Equipment Inc. supplies process, water and wastewater treatment equipment for industrial & municipal use and works closely with plant engineers & operators, consulting engineers, and contractors. This project will conduct a feasibility study of an innovative bioreactor technology for the treatment of wastewater which consists of a primary, secondary and a tertiary treatment.

The projects are being supervised during implementation by staff of the Water and Wastewater Division of the Public Works Department and supported by the site contractor, the Ontario Clean Water Agency. Technical staff of the Centre for Alternative Wastewater 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.


Kawartha Lakes secures LOF for the Lindsay Water Pollution Control Plant

City of Kawartha Lakes Economic Development staff  have successfully secured a new Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. The ECA includes a Limited Operational Flexibility (LOF) clause for the Lindsay Waste Pollution Control Plant which allows the facility to host unlimited pilot projects and serve as a demonstration site within the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Showcasing Water Innovation (SWI) releases Final Report

Showcasing Water Innovation was a catalyst, enabling communities to pioneer cost effective and innovative approaches to sustainable water management solutions. The projects enabled communities to protect their water resources, optimize existing infrastructure, defer capital investments, stabilize operating costs, prioritize water investments, conserve water and lower energy use and carbon emissions. Kawartha Lakes Economic Development is proud to have participated in the program and the Showcasing Water Innovation project is now publically available for review; http://www.watertapontario.com/news/blog/showcasing-water-innovation-report/136

Real Tech

Real tech is currently piloting a new cell transmission component in their UV254 M3000 series monitors. This will allow the real time data from the monitors to be transmitted to their "cloud" database which can be processed and accessed by any authorized user through this system. Two pilot monitors are currently operational at the Lindsay Water Treatment Plant to assess its effectiveness and to its ability to further optimize existing treatment processes.

WCI Environmental

The WCI Environmental pilot project in Fenelon Falls near Hickory Beach, on Sturgeon Lake was completed in 2015. The project was a collaborative effort between Kawartha Lakes staff, WCI Environmental Solutions, Kawartha Region Conservation Authority, Councillor Junkin and local residents which led to the installation of an innovative new technology. The goal of the project was to pilot a new solar powered system aimed at improving overall water quality in the area for recreational use. The success of this project is evidence that Kawartha Lakes has the ability to manage and host progressive and innovative pilot projects.

H2Flow

H2Flow Equipment Inc. supplies processes and equipment for water and wastewater treatment for industrial and municipal use and actively works with plant engineers & operators, consulting engineers and contractors. They are set to begin a new pilot project in the Lindsay Waste Pollution Control Plant early in 2016.

Noble Purification

Kawartha Lakes staff will be working with Noble Purification to pilot their new Euglena Biofiltration system at the Lindsay Waste Pollution Control Plant beginning early 2016 in conjunction with the Centre of Alternative Wastewater Treatment. Euglena has the ability to bioaccumulate pollutants found in municipal wastewater, such as nanoparticles and nutrients.

For more information on water innovation projects in Kawartha Lakes please contact:

Kelly Maloney, Agriculture Development Officer, Economic Development
Telephone: 705-324-9411 extension 1208
Electronic Mail: kmaloney@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca

180 Kent St. W, Lindsay, Ontario  K9V 2Y6
Phone 705-324-9411
Toll Free 1-866-397-6673

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