Proper pH control is often the first step to meeting sewer compliance.
Municipalities set minimum requirements for wastewater entering their sewer systems, one of which is pH. The acceptable discharge range varies between regions but is typically pH 6.0-11.0. Municipalities set this range to prevent extremely high or low pH wastewater from entering their treatment plants and to protect sewer pipelines. Very low pH (acidic) wastewater can damage and dissolve concrete and metal sewer pipes so municipalities work hard to protect them.
In one such instance, a beverage manufacturer in the Toronto area was facing notices of violation from their municipality stating their wastewater pH was too acidic and out of compliance. Their existing treatment system was being overloaded with high flow rates and could no longer keep up. That is when they turned to JNE Environmental for assistance.
JNE has since designed, manufactured, and commissioned a high capacity pH correction system for this customer. The system was integrated with above and underground equalization tanks and features primary and secondary mixed treatment tanks along with a discharge pH measurement and automated pneumatic valves to prevent non-compliant wastewater from entering the sewer.
Since the completion of this project, the wastewater entering the sewer now meets by-law requirements.
Is your wastewater pH out of compliance? JNE Environmental can provide a solution as well as apply for and achieve a compliance plan that gives you time to implement your project. Contact us for a free, no-obligation site visit to see how we can take the worry out of your wastewater.