City taking a new look at compost

Penticton reviewing options for managing waste water solids

Penticton’s composting facility at the Campbell Mountain landfill is aging, and the city is looking for alternatives. Photo courtesy City of Penticton

The City of Penticton is looking for new ways to deal with the solids left over from the waste water treatment process.

The city currently composts the solids at the Campbell Mountain landfill, compost which is eventually sold, either in bulk or small quantities, mostly to local users.

But a combination of a drop in the local market for the city’s compost product, along with changes in regulations and the age of the city’s site at Campbell Mountain prompted a review which will be introduced to city council and their April 17 meeting.

“Although this simple process has worked reasonably well for many years, facility age, condition, site regulations, marketing challenges, landfill needs, and development pressures have created the need to review operations,” said Len Robson, public works manager. “We are taking the opportunity to look at all of the available options and plan for the future.”

Following the report to council, a request for proposals will be issued to qualified engineering consulting firms to review the existing waste water solids management processes and identifying alternatives. The report will provide council with a direction or options to consider for the management of waste water solids for the next 20 years.

The city is also promising to consult with the community as part of the review, both keeping residents informed and considering their feedback before making a recommendation.

Visit shapeyourcitypenticton.ca for more about the city’s process for handling the solids, the scope of the review and opportunities to get involved.


Steve Kidd
Senior reporter, Penticton Western News
Email me or message me on Facebook
Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Just Posted

B.C. Wine Info Centre feeling the impact of striking casino workers

The casino isn’t the only Penticton business feeling the brunt of the strike action

Tailgate Party celebrates Naramata’s early roots

South Okanagan wineries located on the Naramata Bench host their annual party

Emerica tears up Penticton Youth Park

Pro skateboarders make summer afternoon even hotter

‘Virtual drugstore’ dealer sentenced in Penticton

A Penticton woman was using the casino as a hub to sell drugs and launder money

Motorcycle driver dies in a head-on collision near Oliver

RCMP said the three vehicle collision, near Road 18, happened around 2:45 p.m. on July 14

Course veterans seize victory in Peach City Classic

The first place titles in this year’s triathlon belonged to returning competitors.

Small house fire extinguished by Okanagan homeowner

Homeowner knocked down flames with hose before crews were on scene Tuesday morning

Trudeau asks transport minister to tackle Greyhound’s western pullout

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s asked Transport Minister Marc Garneau to find solutions in Greyhound Canada’s absence.

Hedge up in flames in Lake Country

A Lake Country resident burning weeds had flames spread to a nearby hedge

Hawaii volcano boat tours continue after ‘lava bomb’ injuries

“An explosion occurred near the shoreline hurling hot lava rocks towards the boat and injuring several passengers.”

Trump returns from summit with Putin to forceful criticism

“Shameful,” ”disgraceful,” ”weak,” were a few of the comments. Makes the U.S. “look like a pushover,” said GOP Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee.

Obama to deliver Mandela address in likely rebuke to Trump

Former U.S. President Barack Obama Monday praised Kenya’s president and opposition leader for working together but said this East African country must do more to end corruption.

Missing B.C. Serval cat creates buzz online, pleas for help

Aquila, an African Serval, disappeared from a Fernie, B.C. backyard sometime on Friday, July 13.

Most Read