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Stormwater Management On the wastewater and process water management side, Partners in Project Green is focused on providing support to existing municipal programs, operated by Toronto Water and the Region of Peel’s Public Works department. These are designed to help businesses reduce their water footprints. Since the industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) sector extracts large amounts of water and sends significant volumes of process and wastewater through the municipal sewer systems, these kinds of efficiency programs can have a dramatic impact. Above all, municipalities and businesses need to view stormwater, treated water and wastewater as interconnected systems facing similar challenges, rather than as separate, mutually-exclusive entities. A successful pilot Supported by project funding from regional municipal partners, Partners in Project Green pursues collaborative sustainable initiatives with hundreds of

A view of the ponds and recycled materials walkway at Calstone. This was the first of Partners in Project Green’s Collective Stormwater Infrastructure projects. Photo Credit: Partners in Project Green

private companies and public organizations. In 2014, its Water Stewardship team focused on projects aimed at developing innovative low-impact stormwater management technologies on ICI sector properties, using a network of service and technology vendors. The first installation was completed in 2015 at Calstone Inc., a mid-sized steel furniture manufacturer in Scarborough, Ontario. Calstone initially approached Partners in Project Green after receiving the City of Toronto’s $5,000 Hometown Heroes award, with the goal of completing a small rainwater harvesting and garden project. Using funds from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change’s Showcasing Water Innovation program and water stewardship capital grants, as well as leveraging exclusive discounts from its vendor network, Partners in Project Green was able to scale-up the value of the project to more than $125,000. The Calstone project involved disconnecting three of six downspouts from the company’s 42,000 m2 roof to

Integrated Stormwater Solutions • Hydrodynamic Separators • Oil ⁄ Water Separators • Underground Detention ⁄ Retention Systems • Rain Water Harvesting

• Combined Sewer Overflow Treatment Technologies • Media Filtration Systems • Phosphorus Removal

Phone: 905.948.0000 Fax: 905.948.0577

Email: info@echelonenvironmental.ca Web: www.echelonenvironmental.ca

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This issue features articles covering: Eliminating force main odour, controlling micro-pollutants in drinking water, Calgary's new grit remo...