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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FHt IETHBRIDCE HFRAID StJluidny, Moy 17, 1979 ige treatment plant gets out lly ntniAHII IH'IIKK Slntt Wriltv Ueiircsentativt's of local indus- try have nivcn a first-hand look at some of (lie [irnblc'in-; encountered nt llw secondary sewage Ireiilmeiil ix'unt. The plant lias been in opor.i- Public bearing on Tuesday on Northern Bus application A public hearing (or North-. unrestricted charier srrvices in rm Dus application to Alberta are permitted south ni operate a scheduled bus service I Calgary and at the Calgary Iiv from Lclhbrtdgc lo Calgary and to operate unrestricted charter services from Calgary will commence Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Highways Building, Edmonton. Steve Kotch, president of the Lethbridge company, said he is also applying for a scheduled bus service from Calgary to Edmonton. However, the Cal- gary-Edmonton application will be heard at a later stage and is dependent upon the outcome of j lernalionat Airport. "We cannot pick up pnsscn- gers in Calgary outside Llic air- he said. "If we succeed in getting the approval. Northern Bus Lilies will be the first Ca- nadian bus company to break the Greyhound monopoly in Western Canada." Northern's application is op- posed by the following compa- nies: Greyhound Lines of Can- dependent upon the outcome 01 d u, c th the Lelhbndgc Calgary hear- j c 0 Q J, y 'js Phoenix, Arizona; Coacluvays System, Cal my. Mr. Koleli said up lo now his Rock roiici'rt A rock concert will he held Sunday at p.m. in Ihe Para- mount Theatre. The concert, sponsored by Duck A. Productions, features Sun from Edmonton, and two local groups, Billy Nichol and Frank Slide. Tickets are available at Lei- ster's Music Ltd. gary, a Greyhound subsidiary; Brewster Canadian Rock- ies Gray-Line, Banff, a Grey hound subsidiary; Eastern Canadian Grey- hound Lines, Calgary, a Grey- hound subsidiary: Diversified Transportation Ltd., Cardinal Coachlincs, Cal- gary. Mr. Kotch said he expected the hearing to last two weeks, HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9lh St. S. Phone 328-1778 We Are Pleased to That we are now the official Deaien for L.D.5. Books, Missionary and Genealogical Supplies For the 151st Quorum of ths have o large Inventory of Booki and Suppliei, with ample free parking to make your shopping convenient lo you. lion since January and in the last four months, for Ihe amount of grease showing up at Ihe plant has risen cubic feet per moiilh, from cubic feet. The grease, in the third stage j of primary treatment, piles up! and must be removed from the three primary lanks by skim- mers and hauled away. The hauling cost for the present of gcase is about ?100 a day, according to Dr. Hat- field, a troubleshooter hired by the city to recommend imprnve- ments lo the facility. In the first two stages, many of the solids, including feathers, pieces of entrails and vegetable pieces, are taken out of the sewage in a swirling tank. Tho solids settle to the bottom of the 20-foot, tank and are raked out. Air injected at the botlom of the tank keeps the organic ma- terials floating. Going Into the first stage, the sewage is a muddy brown color early in the afternoon and often changes to a maroon color later in the day, corresponding with the time packing plants wash blood from the floors. From the primary' treatment tajiks, tlie sewage flows to three aeration tanks where the biolo- gical process of secondary sew- age trealmcnt begins. At this stage, the sewage from the south side primary treatment plant is pumped in through a two-mile long syphon line and also receives secondary treat ment. Secondary treatment is a nal ural process involving living bacterial organisms which re duce the organic load in the ef fluent. The bacteria is contain ed in the activated sludge, a product of the sewage itself (the heavy solids which settle lo the bottom of Uie clarifying This is the stage which is causing problems now simply because the process takes at least one year to be working efficiently. The process is deli- cate. It can be thrown off by the introduction of various met- als, herbicides or Insecliddcs bctwen 20 and 250 parts per mil- inlo the solution. lion suspended solids and BOD. In Lethbridge, the count has The final stage, before the cf- Is your money unemployed? Put it to work in Fund. You'll get security, growth and a tax advantage. 'C Fund invests in major CanndiHnstocks and the dividend income qualifies for tax credit. See us for complete information. C'Fund. Royal Trust 740 4th Ave. South, Lethbridge, Alberta Phone 328-5516 fluent Rocs into I he Olclman River, is not yet working prop- erly. Some of (he sludge, which is supposed to settle lo the bot- tom of (lie [inal clarifying lanks, rises to Ihe lop inslead and flows inlo the line to the river. varied in the last month from 2-M to 5-10 pr.rls per million sus- pended solids, v.itli the sewago one day registering parts per million. The BOD measure- parts per The effluent lo Ihe river j into the plant, should eontain no more than 100 The industries involved, prl- parls per million suspended niariiy Liic meat pacliing plants, ids, according lo provincial i poultry and the health department standards. I vegetable and seed processors, The suspended solids measured I have been surcharged by the in the final effluent are close to the standards now, running only slightly high. The biochemical oxygen de- mand the yardstick for measuring the amount of organ- ic matter in the effluent, is not satisfactory, however. The count should be betwtcn parts per million but is running close ot 100 parts per million. The industrial representatives ere invited to take a tour of the plant because of the meas urc of raw sewage coming into ment has been bdwc-in 400 and city if tests taken at the plants quantities of suspended solids or BOD above the stand aids. Surcharges are also lev- ied strictlv on the quantity of. Tests at Ilia plants were taken again in July to determine a base for charges for the next six months. Dr. Hatfield appealed to In- dustry to house" to cut down on the strength of the sewage to the secondary sew- the plant. Dr. ITatfieln said nor- age plant, in particular, the mal cily sewage usually runs Will be held in WESTMINSTER SCHOOL for JAMES WISHART on Sunday, June 4th During Ihe hours of to 5 p.m. All Former ttudenli, teacher! and acquaintances are welcome to attend For further information contact: MR. J. FULWItER at 337-4169 Martin Bros. Funeral Homes Ltd. (2nd GENERATION) Presents THE CAMPBELLS ARE COMING SECONDARY SEWAGE TREATMENT The treatment of sewage in the secondary process depends on natural biological action. The screw pumps, top picture, each costing about carry activated sludge full of bacteria from the clarifying tanks to aeration tanks. There, the sludge works on ihe effluent To break down organisms. In the laboratory at the secondary sewage treatment plant, lests are continually run to determine iha nature of ihe organisms in ihe sludge. Finlay Photo Police arrest Ontario man .Tolm David Kjaii. o! HID Trsrirr's Croup llamilnin. n-manded coir.'i.iny office. 71h SI, ,S. in cmlody in car'v Ihis islralc's coin! Ihis miirninfi Ilia Incak-li] rcsullud in Ihe Wednesday when lie re-! of an employee's coal. served plen and election lo a C'iiy iia'.ico cnntiiuie lo charge or break, enter and j tipatc arotlicr nvermalit In-eak- Uiell. in and Ihoft at the IlniR Clinic. Court nas lold Rjan rot Glh Ave. S.. which resulted arrested foflcflin" a at in the theft o[ about cash. FEATURING THE ANNE CAMPBELL TOUR SINGERS Accompnnled by MRS. MARION SWANSTON Diroclor MRS. ANNE CAMPBEII. SUNDAY, MAY 28lh lo p.m. CJOC-TV CHANNEL 7 (RE-TELECAST SUNDAY AT p.m.) THE TRADITIONAL CHAPEL B12 3rd AvnnuK Soulh [HE MEMORIAL CHAPEL 703 13lh Slroot North 7nrl GENERATION FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND ADMINISTRATIVE COUNSEILORS FOR PRE-ARRANGEMENTS (Authorizr.d by iKn Alhrrld Government Security Cnmirmtion) The Associalhn of UNITED UKRAINIAN CANADIANS and the WORKERS BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION are jointly sponsoring and honoring th WOMEN'S BRANCH OF THE A.U.U.C. 50th ANNIVERSARY With Spccinl Honor lo tho Senior Member! Rainbow Hall 1401 5th Ave. N. Sunday, May 28-2 p.m. ALL ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THIS MEMORABLE EVENT Vjiltinn Sponkfirl for occasion Musical Programme Supper Served COLLECTION ;