Biosolids from the decommissioned East Royalty lagoon will soon be put to beneficial use in the East Royalty area as a natural soil amendment.
The City of Charlottetown intends to enhance the vegetative cover at the former East Royalty landfill with the application of the Exceptional Class A biosolid that was produced during the lagoon decommissioning.
Biosolids are nutrient-rich, organic materials resulting from the treatment of domestic sewage. When treated and processed, the material can be recycled and applied as fertilizer to improve and maintain productive soil and stimulate plant growth.
The biosolid material has been tested and found to meet the Atlantic Canada Standards for an Exceptional Class A biosolid. This is the same criteria that is met at the city’s treatment plant on Riverside Drive.
The East Royalty landfill site was selected as the biosolids use on that site and is expected to further improve the greenspace.
Approximately 4,000 wet tonnes of biosolids are produced each year at the treatment plant on Riverside Drive and have been successfully used for agricultural purposes for the past decade.