Niagara Region has completed its Biosolids Management Master Plan study for the management of biosolids and residuals generated by the Region's water and wastewater treatment plants.
Biosolids and residuals are solid or semi-solid material obtained from treated wastewater often used as a fertilizer or soil amendment. Learn more about biosolid handling in Niagara.
Throughout 2009 and during 2010, the Region updated its Biosolids Management Master Plan through research and consultation. The study was conducted in accordance with the requirements for Master Plans under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (June 2000 amended 2007). The plan was adopted by Council in January 2012.
This update provides Niagara Region with direction for its biosolids management activities to the year 2031. Through this process, the following was reviewed:
Consultation with the public was a vital component of the study. The Region held two Public Information Centres that presented the project as it was being developed.
As part of the public consultation planned for this project, the Region formed a Public Advisory Committee. The purpose of this committee was to solicit advice and provide feedback to our Project Team at key milestones over the course of the study.
The Master Plan process is complete and a comprehensive Biosolids Management Master Plan document has been filed for public review.
If you have questions regarding the study, and/or the biosolids management program, contact:
Acting Associate Director
Wastewater Operations, Maintenance and Laboratory Services
Email Jason Oatley
Biosolids Program Manager
Email Wes Foebel