Depending on which way the wind is blowing, you may smell a strange odour.
SASKATOON – Depending on which way the wind is blowing, if you smell a strange odour near landfill, the City of Saskatoon says it’s just new landfill gas wells and piping are being installed.
The installations at the Saskatoon Regional Waste Management Centre (Landfill) will expand the landfill gas well field and collect more methane from decomposing waste. This work may temporarily result in some noticeable odours in surrounding area.
The work won’t, however, impact air quality and won’t pose health risks to residents. Construction has begun this week and is expected to last until late November.
The Landfill Gas Collection and Power Generation System is currently responsible for reducing over 50,000 tonnes of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) per year; the equivalent of removing over 10,000 vehicles from the roads.
When the expansion of the system is complete, the total annual destruction is expected to reach 80,000 tonnes of GHG per year. The system currently produces enough energy to power 1,200 homes each year and creates revenues of approximately $1.3 million for the city from the sale of power to SaskPower.
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