Confidence in system
Mayor of Glenwood has every confidence in system
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.