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Wastewater Committee Updates

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CWWA’s Wastewater and Stormwater Committee kicked off the new year with a teleconference in January. The Committee has been less active compared to the early days of the Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations, when the group provided an extensive review and recommendations and provided support during implementation. 

The Committee has been working on several new initiatives. Developing a policy statement on flushable wipes and other products is a priority for 2018. This will support the ongoing work to support the development of both international and Canada wide standards for flushable products. The Committee continues to support fund raising efforts to develop Canadian standards and we encourage all members to consider supporting this initiative.

The Committee is also actively supporting the development of an Issues Analysis Paper on food waste grinders in cooperation with the Energy and Water Efficiency Committee. This paper will analyze both the challenges and opportunities of the widespread use of food waste grinders.
With the proposed changes to the federal Fisheries Act and environmental assessment process the Committee will be helping CWWA analyze the impacts and respond to the proposed legislation.
Finally, the Committee is supporting CWWA in developing the program for the 2018 National Water and Wastewater Conference. They are helping identify priority topics, and building specialty sessions.
Join – we always welcome new members. To join the Committee contact Kara Parisien at

Meet our Committee

Ed von Euw, Metro Vancouver
Beth Weir, Regional Municipality of York
Tony Blouin, Halifax Water
Paul Drca, Corporation of the City of Windsor
Peter Hagar, City of Regina
Scott Hall, City of Ottawa
Deanne Harper, City of St. John's
Fred Nenninger, Metro Vancouver
Jigs Patel, City of Calgary
Diana Qing Tao, Tetra Tech
Tony Van Rossum, City of London


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