The TNRD board will immerse itself in biosolids — the subject, not the stuff — at an all-day workshop Friday, July 20.
The board will hear from experts on alternative methods of handling biosolids other than applying them to land. Biosolids are the material left over after sewage treatment, and are commonly used for agricultural purposes.
Topics at the session, for which the board approved up to $25,000 to cover costs, will include various technologies, especially thermal disposal.
The use of biosolids on agricultural lands has become particularly controversial in the Nicola Valley and Kamloops.
The budget for the session will cover bringing in experts to review options and technologies. Also invited will be Ministry of Environment officials and reps from Metro Vancouver and the Okanagan.
The City of Kamloops has formed a Biosolids Management Stakeholder Committee to look at what to do with the city’s biosolids in the long term and doesn’t exclude the possibility of continued use on land.
— Mel Rothenburger, Director, Electoral Area P, TNRD