Sudbury has been recognized by the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) for its biosolids management plan.
“CAMA is pleased to recognize the administrative excellence
demonstrated by Greater Sudbury and its ability to rise to changing
environmental standards,” said CAMA president Jean Savard in a news release.
This is the second time the biosolids project has been
recognized. Last fall, the facility won the 2013 Chuck Wills Award for
innovation and excellence by the Canadian Council for Public-Private
Partnerships. The $62-million project was the first P3 project for the city and
the first P3 biosolids project in Canada.
After using a mining tailings pond for sludge from its
wastewater treatment facilities for more than 30 years, the city was required
to find an alternate solution due to changing environmental standards.
The city and its partner, N-Viro Sudbury LP, came up with a
plan that included the expansion of a rock tunnel to eliminate several lift
Sudbury came out on top in the category for
cities with populations of 100,000 or higher; a total of 47 entries were
submitted, while eight awards were given.