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Case study: City of Sarnia Integrated Community Sustainability Plan

Sarnia's Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP) brings together initiatives already underway to optimize budgets, personnel and other resources across municipal departments.
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Case study: Fertilizing agricultural land with sewage sludge

The City of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu studied the feasibility of using municipal sewage sludge as agricultural fertilizer.
Waste management
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Case study: Waste transfer station feasible only if five municipalities participate

The Municipality of the District of Shelburne studied the feasibility of building a local waste transfer station to reduce the costs and environmental impact of trucking waste to a landfill in another municipality.
Waste management
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Case study: Côte-de-Beaupré Adopts an Integrated, Development Plan

To support long-term community planning, the Côte-de-Beaupré Regional County Municipality (MRC) has produced an integrated sustainability plan.
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Case study: Facility upgrades help Cranbrook enhance agricultural production

Learn how Cranbrook, BC, modernized its wastewater treatment plant, resulting in cleaner effluent that can be used for agricultural irrigation. Read the case study.
Wastewater management
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Case study: How Barrie’s new wastewater plant improves capacity and efficiency

Learn how the City of Barrie, ON, expanded its wastewater treatment plant to minimize sewer runoff, increase biogas production and serve the city's growing population.
Wastewater management
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Case study: New disinfection techniques improve public health in Kapuskasing

This case study explores how new technologies helped increase the capacity of Kapuskasing, ON's wastewater treatment plant and improve public health.
Wastewater management
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Case study: Upgrades allow Argyle to expand sewer system, reduce septic tank use

Argyle updated its wastewater treatment plant and introduced UV disinfection, allowing for service expansion to homes currently using septic tanks. Learn more in this case study.
Water conservation
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Case study: Greater water treatment capacity supports community growth in St. Louis

The new St. Louis wastewater treatment facility is supporting residential growth and economic expansion while generating cleaner effluent. Learn more in this case study.
Wastewater management
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transportation Transportation

Case study: 2015 FCM Sustainable Communities Award — Transportation

Over 1.25 million bike trips have been counted on Laurier Avenue West since the City of Ottawa, ON, implemented the province's first downtown segregated bicycle lanes in July 2011.
Active transportation
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Case study: Brockville adds secondary and UV treatment to its wastewater treatment plant

Brockville built secondary and UV treatment technologies into its wastewater treatment plant, reducing contaminants beyond regulatory standards. Learn more in this case study.
Wastewater management
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land use Land Use

Case study: Gas station clean-up clears way for new development

As part of its green growth program, the City of Edmonton prepared a 10-year plan to clean up and redevelop 50 former gas stations.
Land remediation and redevelopment
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Case study: How Waterloo facility upgrades improve water quality and energy efficiency

This is part of a series of case studies on wastewater projects funded by the FCM's Green Municipal Fund. Each case study provides technical information, project details and tips on best practices.
Wastewater management
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energy Energy

Case study: Energy-efficient upgrades reduce operating costs at Wetaskiwin wastewater treatment plant

The City of Wetaskiwin, AB, retrofitted its aerated lagoon to improve the reliability, performance and capacity of the facility and ensure that it meets provincial environmental standards.
Wastewater management
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Case study: Amherstburg saves land, consolidating three sewage treatment plants into one

The Town of Amherstburg, ON, consolidated three sewage service areas into one. This allowed the town to close down two sewage treatment plants – one was approaching approved treatment capacity limits and the other would have needed upgrades to meet current requirements for effluent quality.
Wastewater management
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Case study: New Chatham-Kent wastewater treatment facility reduces E. coli

With its new wastewater treatment plant, Chatham-Kent expanded treatment capacity and dramatically reduced E. coli in effluent. Learn more in this case study.
Wastewater management
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Case study: Prince Edward County’s new facility uses full cost recovery approach

To help meet phosphorus discharge targets set by the Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan and to sustainably handle both projected growth in the Picton-Hallowell urban area and septage from residents in the surrounding rural areas, Prince Edward County, ON, constructed a new pumping station and a new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP).
Wastewater management
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Case study: 2016 FCM Sustainable Communities Awards — Waste Program

The City of Saint-Hyacinthe completed all research and development for its new biogas facility, without the assistance of external consultants. The project, a first in Quebec, helps resolve the challenge of managing large amounts of waste while generating revenue at the same time.
Waste management
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Case study: 2016 FCM Sustainable Communities Awards — Water project

The District of Sechelt's new Water Resource Centre won an FCM Sustainable Communities Award for its community-friendly facility that uses an innovative, odour-free method to turn wastewater into high-quality reclaimed water and Class A compost.
Wastewater management
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energy Energy

Residential energy programs overcome barriers to financing retrofits in Toronto

Toronto's Home Energy Loan Program (HELP) and High-Rise Retrofit Improvement Support Program (Hi-RIS) provide low-interest, long-term loans to finance energy and water efficiency retrofits for private residential buildings.
Community Efficiency Financing
Retrofit building
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