Con­fi­dence in sys­tem

Mayor of Glen­wood has ev­ery con­fi­dence in sys­tem

The Beacon (Gander) - - Front page - BY JOSH HEALEY Twit­ter: @joshrjhealey

Glen­wood mayor Ja­son Kin­den speaks about sam­pling re­sults of area waste­water treat­ment fa­cil­ity.

“We meet and ex­ceed any govern­ment, ei­ther pro­vin­cial or na­tional, reg­u­la­tions.” Mayor Ja­son Kin­den

Af­ter sev­eral res­i­dents voiced their con­cerns about pol­lu­tion lev­els in the Gan­der River, Glen­wood’s Mayor Ja­son Kin­den pro­vided the Beacon with the lat­est sam­pling re­sults to set the record straight.

“We meet and ex­ceed any govern­ment, ei­ther pro­vin­cial or na­tional, reg­u­la­tions. We are one of the few com­mu­ni­ties in New­found­land that ac­tu­ally meet and ex­ceed reg­u­la­tions for waste­water treat­ment,” said Kin­den.

The re­sults cover the last two years of sam­pling and are bro­ken down into quar­ters and are mea­sured against fed­eral reg­u­la­tory lim­its.

For the lat­est test­ing down in 2017, the lev­els in the sam­ple were be­low what can be detected in the lab­o­ra­tory; mean­ing that the wa­ter is Gan­der River ex­ceeds reg­u­la­tions for waste­water man­age­ment.

Fur­ther­more, test re­sults for the Gan­der River have passed fed­eral reg­u­la­tions for the en­tirety of the last two years.

The treat­ment fa­cil­ity in Glen­wood has been in oper­a­tion for roughly 10 years and is op­er­ated by Aby­doz En­gi­neered Wet­lands. The fa­cil­ity serves both the towns of Ap­ple­ton and Glen­wood.

Kin­den said since Aby­doz be­gan their project, they had done a “mar­velous job.”

Re­gard­ing a com­plaint con­cern­ing smell, Kin­den noted that the smell from the wa­ter treat­ment plant was min­i­mal.

“There is no is­sue with wa­ter com­ing from our treat­ment plant,” said Kin­den.


Glen­wood Mayor Ja­son Kin­den said Aby­doz En­gi­neered Wet­lands has done a “mar­vel­lous job” with the town’s waste­water man­age­ment


This chart shows the last two years of tests re­sults for the Gan­der River. In ev­ery re­gard, the wa­ter has ex­ceeded fed­eral reg­u­la­tions.

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