Municipality okays leachate plant
By Liz Dadson

Kincardine council

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Kincardine council has approved a zoning amendment to allow a leachate treatment plant to be built in the Kincardine Waste Management Centre near Armow.

In planning advisory committee Wednesday night (Jan. 15), Bruce County planner Bruce Stickney outlined the application, brought forward by chief administrative officer Murray Clarke on behalf of the municipality.

The plant requires an amendment to the property which is zoned for agricultural uses, said Stickney.

There were no concerns from any of the agencies circulated. However, the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority (SVCA) noted that the piping required to transport leachate from the collection system to the treatment plant will be within the SVCA regulated area, and a permit from the SVCA will be required prior to the installation of the piping.

There were no concerns from the public.

Stickney added that only leachate from the Kincardine landfill would be treated at this treatment plant.

"So, there would be no imported leachate," said councillor Kenneth Craig. "What if our municipality has the opportunity to import leachate?"

Stickney said it would take a lot to exceed the amount of leachate permitted at the plant. "It would take running leachate from London or Toronto to exceed that amount."

The planning advisory committee agreed with the zoning amendment, and that was later approved by council.

The leachate treatment plant is slated for construction next year.


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