Hot on the heels of last week’s Stimulus Fund project deadline extension, the City of Ottawa announced a project commission last week to control the combined sewer overflows (CSOs) that have been making headlines all year.

Representatives from all levels of government celebrated the commissioning of Real Time Control (RTC) technology, which has been implemented at all sewer regulators as part of a larger project to improve Ottawa’s wastewater management and decrease CSOs into the Ottawa River.

Funding for the project is being provided as part of a broader $100-million Ottawa River initiative funded equally by all three levels of government.

It’s hoped that RTC technology will reduce the frequency of CSOs into the Ottawa River by enabling the City of Ottawa to continuously monitor the flow of stormwater and wastewater. The technology will also allow for the remote activation of specialized equipment installed in the city’s sewer system.

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