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Biofilter replacement and modification at Westside Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant

May 29, 2014 - 10:43 AM

WEST KELOWNA - From Monday, June 2 to Friday, June 6, there may be periods when more odours than normal are noticeable in the area around the Westside Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant.

That’s because during this time, modifications will be made and new media will be installed in the Biofilter at the facility off Gellatly Road in West Kelowna.  The open bed Biofilter is commonly used at wastewater treatment plants to biologically treat odourous gases that are collected throughout the wastewater treatment process reducing emissions of foul air.

This work was recommended after an engineering consultant looked at ways of further enhancing odour emission reduction at the facility.

Residents and other stakeholders in the area have been advised of this work.

The Regional District apologizes for any short-term inconvenience this important work may cause and is working as quickly as possible in order to minimize any potential impact.

The facility receives and treats just over 10,000 cubic meters of wastewater each day from businesses and households in West Kelowna, Peachland and the Westbank First Nation Reserves #9 and #10.

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