Saskatoon makes national wastewater history
SASKATOON – It’s partnership with Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc. has put Saskatoon ahead of the rest of Canada.
A commercial nutrient recovery facility was launched on Wednesday at the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Saskatoon.
The technology is good for not only the environment, but for taxpayers.
“We were the first ones to take this step, other cities can wait and say well we will check how it’s going to be or following behind us shortly but we were the first ones to get there,” said Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison.
“I think that’s really important to let the public know that we are taking the environment very very seriously and this is just another way of dealing with it.”
The city partnered with Ostara to recover nutrients like phosphorous and nitrogen from the wastewater and transform it into Crystal Green, a slow-release and highly enhanced efficiency fertilizer.
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