Re: EDITORIAL – City council has a lot of explaining to do about Turtle Valley
I’m not privy to what goes on at city hall any more but I did sit on the biosolids committee last year.
Land application was chosen as a short term solution because we learned the hard way that stockpiling creates the worst smell of all. The city cannot tell the contractor where the biosolids can be dumped. It is provincial jurisdiction that governs where and how biosolids are spread.
Currently all the new technology is unproven. Once there is a proven technology the best solution would be for the province to build regional pyrolysis plants or something similar. The city doesn’t have the quantity of crap necessary to run such a plant.
Full disclosure, I am personally very concerned about the makeup of sewage sludge. It’s what we don’t know that concerns me the most.