Three Metro Vancouver examples demonstrate a progression in scale for Integrated Resource Recovery

Integrated Resource Recovery (IRR) is now part of the Metro Vancouver vision. Three examples illustrate a progression by scale – from treatment plant to neighbourhood (Southeast False Creek) to community (University of BC). IRR begins when waste is viewed as a potential resource. ”The community at UBC has embraced a bold vision to disconnect the University Endowment Lands from the Iona sewage treatment plant,” stated Dr. Don Mavinic.

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Small Water Systems on long-term boil order: suggestions to comply with provincial drinking water legislation in BC

“Many small water systems throughout British Columbia, particularly those on a surface water source, have no effective or minimum treatment in place, and have chosen to remain on a boil order, often for many years,” wrote Denny Ross-Smith. “I would urge all small systems in this position to begin planning now to take the steps necessary to comply with the Drinking Water Protection Act and Regulation.”

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