b'32 YQMOPERATIONS Moncton Intl Partners With Cityand Local Wastewater Treatment Plantto Resolve Glycol Issue BY PAUL NOLANAirports, along with other publicnot be able to accept the airports glycol-agencies, are essential to ainfused runoff once the companys new communitys economy and quality of$90 million biosolids water-treatment facility life. Often, airport executives and other airportwas completed in 2020. The wastewater personnel take great pride in the significanttreatment facility was upgrading its secondary role their facilities play in the day-to-daytreatment systems to meet federal effluent FACTS&FIGURESfunctioning of the communities they serve. regulations, and management wanted to Project: Glycol Management Upgrade Greater Moncton Romo LeBlancmake sure that airport discharges containing Location: Greater Moncton Romo LeBlanc Intl Airport International Airport (YQM) in Dieppe,spent deicing fluid did not negatively impact New Brunswick, codified this sentimentthe new system.Total Cost: $7.5 millionby partnering with another critical public Funding: 50% via Federal governments National Tradeutilitythe areas wastewater treatmentPondering SolutionsCorridors Fundcommissionand the city of Dieppe toGemma Askeland, Construction: June-Nov. 2020 resolve the challenge of safely dischargingenvironmental and General Contractor: Dexter Construction runoff from the airports glycol deicingregulatory specialist Glycol Collection Center Design operations.for the airport, & Construction: Nexgen Municipal Inc. notes that YQM In 2018, TransAqua, the wastewaterconsidered several Accolade: Environmental Improvement with Limitedtreatment facility for Greater Moncton, put Resources Award from Airports Council International options, includingNorth America YQM officials on notice that it would likelybuilding its own onsiteGEMMA ASKELANDOctober 2022AirportImprovement.com'