Wastewater treatment plant to serve Osoyoos Indian Band industrial park

BURNABY, BC, Canada, Apr. 11, 2011 -- Construction is nearly complete on the advanced wastewater treatment plant that will serve the Osoyoos Indian Band's new Senkulmen Enterprise Park in Oliver, British Columbia, Canada...

Apr 11th, 2011

BURNABY, BC, Canada, Apr. 11, 2011 -- Construction is nearly complete on the advanced wastewater treatment plant that will serve the Osoyoos Indian Band's new Senkulmen Enterprise Park in Oliver, British Columbia, Canada.

The design of the light industrial park and the wastewater plant incorporate environmentally advanced features including solar power generation and high quality effluent discharge to constructed wetlands.

The plant is based around ECOfluid Systems' USBF® technology for Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR). Sub-systems include a Rotary Drum Screen, Drum Microscreen Filtration, and an Open Channel UV Disinfection system.

The entire process is automatic and SCADA monitored/controlled, reducing operator's direct on-site input requirements. The controls and process equipment are housed in a state-of-the-art building with architecturally defined native features.

The facility will discharge Class A effluent to constructed wetlands: BOD5, TSS and Total Nitrogen of respectively less than 10, 10 and 20 mg/L, Turbidity less than 2 NTU and fecal coliform of less than 2.2/100 ml.

The park will be developed in phases, allowing for future incremental plant expansion. The initial capacity of 200 m³/d will be expanded in three future stages, each sized for an average day flow of approximately 200 m³/d to an ultimate future average day capacity of 800 m³/d.

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