The City of Kamloops has taken the next step as it attempts to deal with the disposal and management of biosolids, including a novel use.
Civic Operations Director Jen Fretz says, a request for proposals has now been issued looking for solutions.
Fretz says, one of those options would be using the sewage to generate electricity.
“That’s certainly one of the technologies that we are looking at for the long term solutions.”
Fretz says, technology is the key.
“Some of those sort of more technical options are what we are looking at thru the biosolids committee for long term solutions. But certainly if the marketplace has some options for short term solutions we hope they will be brought forward thru this proposal call.”
The city produces about 12,500 tonnes of biosolids a year.