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Environmental practice earns city award

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:40 PDT, Thu July 25, 2019

Innovative environmental practices are earning the City of Richmond high praise.

Innovative environmental practices are earning the City of Richmond high praise.

The B.C. Environmental Managers Association has recognized Richmond as the first municipality in the Lower Mainland to regulate the quality of non-storm discharge water into its sewer system and watercourses using field-measurable parameters including temperature, pH, turbidity and dissolved oxygen.

“Richmond’s open watercourses are an integral part of the city’s ecological network, and this innovative process not only helps protect the city’s open drainage network from harmful pollutants, but also provides a cost recovery mechanism that reflects the city’s sustainable practices,” says Mayor Malcolm Brodie.

The award for technological innovation lauds the implementing of a simplified non-storm water discharge management program that safeguards Richmond’s sewers and strengthens environmental protection.

The new process streamlines and enhances strong environmental protections already in place for Richmond’s watercourses and the Fraser River. It also reduces unnecessary treatment costs and increases safeguards to the City’s storm sewer system from the introduction of contaminants.

The award was formally presented to Council on July 22.

Visit www.richmond.ca/sustainability/environment/pollution/stormwater to find out more about the City’s sewerage and drainage infrastructure.

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