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Innovation: Alberta facility will remove phosphorus from wastewater

March 22, 2024  by Lana Michelin | Red Deer Advocate

A $10-million new phosphorus removal facility will be built this year at Red Deer’s wastewater treatment site.

Alberta Environment has green-lit the construction of a new City of Red Deer facility that will separate phosphorus from one of the wastewater streams, saving municipal workers much time and energy cleaning out or replacing pipes and valves.

Geoff Stewardson, wastewater superintendent for the city, said phosphorus, like calcium, sticks to the sides of piping and is very difficult to remove. “Sometimes we have to replace the whole pipe, which is expensive.” | READ MORE



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