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Residuals study for Red Deer River set for this week

August 2, 2016 9:40 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Environmental consultants for The City of Red Deer will conduct a dye study of the Water Treatment Plant’s residual discharges into the Red Deer River tomorrow, August 3.

Members of the public near the river during the study may notice a pink hue to the water downstream of the plant, but they will not see a colour change in water coming through their taps. The dye is non-toxic and will affect neither drinking water quality nor the aquatic environment of the Red Deer River.

The City is providing this notice in compliance with Alberta Environment and Parks. All other protocols are being followed as The City works with the Province.

A notice was issued this past spring but the dye study was postponed.

The residuals study is an important part of the process in working towards a new residuals management facility planned for Red Deer in the near future.

Water treatment plants typically release residuals as part of the process for removing sediments from source water and improving clean drinking water.

­For more information, please contact:

Kingsford Amoah
Environmental Planning Engineer
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8750

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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