Thorsby aims to eliminate wastewater with new initiative

Goal Zero in effect in Thorsby

Thorsby is taking on a major initiative to try and eliminate its wastewater altogether.

They're the first community in the province to partner with Swirltex to collaborate and sell treated lagoon water to industry partners.

Swirltex builds custom wastewater treatment systems for a wide range of applications.

Thorsby's Mayor Rod Raymond tells The One News this initiative was a win for the community no matter how you look at it.

"From an environmental perspective it made perfect sense, from an economic perspective it made perfect sense because it cost money for us to release water, there's a lot of paperwork that has to be done, this eliminates that, secondarily to that it allows us more capacity in our sewage treatment ponds" says Raymond.

Even though Thorsby does meet the Provincial and Federal legislated environment requirements on water discharge quality, Raymond believes this will help minimize any potential environmental impacts of discharge of lagoon waters.

Thorsby will be holding a Town Hall on the project February 13 a location has yet to be confirmed.  (JSL/THE ONE NEWS)

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