Eramosa plays part in award-winning environmental project

Eramosa Engineering is proud to announce that it was part of a team that won the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) Environment Award. The prize was given to the City of North Battleford, SK for their implementation of a Lystek biosolids management solution.

The award for municipalities with a population under 20,000 was announced in June 2015 during CAMA’s national Conference in Jasper, AB. CAMA’s awards program is “designed to encourage excellence in the art of professional municipal administration.” The Environment Award is specifically granted to projects that have made an impact on the environment. The award “recognizes the commitment of a municipality to environmentally sustainable governance, to protecting the environment and to combating climate change.”

“It is exciting to see our clients win awards by proactively addressing their challenges while as a key component of the process, also consider the impacts on the environment,” says Jon Watson, Group Leader for the project. “We are thrilled to be a part of the Lystek team through our system integration services assisting with the implementation of their patented biosolids handling process and are looking forward to the opportunities that lay ahead.”

The City of North Battleford received the honour in recognition of the successful implementation of a Lystek biosolids management system to replace its historical practice of landfilling. The City began looking for a proper method to manage its biosolids in November 2007 and in January 2014 it issued a request for proposals. The Lystek system was chosen as it could be easily retrofitted into the existing plant. It also did not require additional staff or special skills to operate.

An agreement to initiate the project was executed in February 2014 and the system started operating (on budget and ahead of schedule) in December of that year. North Battleford, a community of about 14,000 residents, is the first municipality in Western Canada to adopt the Lystek system.

Eramosa worked closely with Lystek International Inc. of Cambridge, ON to provide control panel and motor control design support, a process control narrative, PLC programming, and HMI integration to control and monitor the patented reactor batching process. The company then made data from the process available to Lystek staff for process efficiency analysis and refinement. A cellular VPN was also provided as a means of remote support for the system.

Eramosa is pleased to have had the opportunity to work on this award-winning system within Western Canada and looks forward to continuing its partnership with Lystek on future endeavours.

For more information on this project, please contact:

Jon Watson, C.E.T.
Group Leader
m. 519.993.1629
p. 519.763.7774, x232