Kamloops residents wont have to plug their noses, as a study has determined its not economically feasible to turn sewage into electricity.
The plan was for a small hydro plant which would pull the sewage flow off the mainline and run it through a small generating turbine.
Sustainability Services Supervisor Glen Cheetham.
“My understanding is the draft conclusion was that while you could generate a significant of electricity based on physics and using a micro turbine. The economics aren’t quite there. There are also some challenges around the available programs through BC Hydro to tie that energy back into the grid.”
The preliminary work done by the city showed some promise.