2004: First phase of three phases of poplar trees is planted at the Biocycle Farm.
2006: Major construction begins at the treatment facility to deliver on “Facilities Plan” improvements.
2008: The clarifiers, where solids settle out of the wastewater, were expanded to ensure the treatment facility could handle severe wet weather flows, and to improve the treatment process.
2008: Three existing digesters, which treat solid by-products, were retrofitted with improved tank mixing technology.
2008-13: New liners of high-density polyethylene were installed in four lagoons.
2009: Aeration Basins are used to reduce organics in wastewater treatment.
2010: Several upgrades (covers, filters, and fans) were made to capture and treat even more odors at the facility. This is part of our Good Neighbor Policy.
2010: A conversion to a Sodium Hypochlorite system increased disinfection capacity from 175 million gallons per day (mgd) to 277 mgd to meet peak flow capacity requirements.
2010: Peak Flow Management introduced to increase facility capacity by routing wastewater through an alternative process configuration during high flows.