The sediment is generally rich in organics. It can be reused as top soil to grow plants. However, the soil needs to be tested. The sediments collected in storm ponds from the newly constructed house is basically loose soil drained by rain water. This kind of sediment is generally rich in organics. Sedimentation of storm pond cannot be totally eliminated since rain water will always carry loose soil. If the storm ponds ...more »
Storm Pond Sediment
Calgary has over 130 stormwater ponds that provide an invaluable service to Calgary’s communities. The ponds absorb stormwater run-off during rain events and help to mitigate flooding risks from storms and prevent sediments from flowing into Calgary’s creeks and rivers. Over time stormwater ponds fill up with sediment that is costly to remove and there is no current use for the material.
Challenge Champion: Francois Bouchart (Manager, Infrastructure Planning)
Can reuse for Construction (for mixing with concrete). Can be sold to concrete mixing companies as well.
Reuse the material in the sanding process