BRAMPTON, ON. (Mar. 25, 2010) - The Region of Peel has received a $200,000 rebate from Enbridge Gas for the reduction of natural gas consumption at the G.E. Booth (Lakeview) Wastewater Treatment Facility. In an effort to promote lower energy consumption and efficiency programs, Enbridge offers incentives for projects that reduce their gas usage.
"Providing high quality services with the least amount of environmental impact is one of our goals at the Region of Peel," says Elaine Moore, Chair of the Public Works section of General Committee.
The reduction of natural gas consumption at the facility can be attributed to the upgrade of Cold Wind box incinerators with new Hot Wind box incinerators. Incineration is an integral part of the wastewater treatment process because it effectively destroys de-watered sludge - a byproduct of wastewater treatment.
The Hot Wind box incinerators work more efficiently than Cold Wind box incinerators on dewatered biosolids, which led to a drastic reduction of natural gas consumption at the facility. An external auditor found the Region's gas reduction as part of the incinerator upgrade to equal the maximum gas rebate of $200,000.
"The money we've received for implementing this new technology will be reinvested into further upgrades and efficiencies at our treatment facilities," says Dan Labrecque, Commissioner of Public Works.
The Clarkson Wastewater Treatment Facility, the Region's second wastewater treatment facility in southeast Mississauga is currently undergoing expansions and upgrades that will improve its efficiency and reduce its environmental footprint.
The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon.
For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit www.peelregion.ca.