b'OPERATIONSYQM33wastewater treatment plant or truckingairport land to focusing on partnering andThe $7.5 million project, completed runoff to a wastewater treatment facility inusing existing infrastructure from publiclyin November 2020, required some Halifax, a 2-hour drive from the airport.owned treatment works. Vanderlindenconstruction on airport land. New Unfortunately, neither of these nor otherthought the concept might benefit YQM.underground infrastructure was installed, ideas was desirable due to operational andAfter Nexgen personnel explainedtwo new buildings to house control environmental issues. the approach to airport management,systems were built, and two aboveground Meanwhile,they focused on educating officialsstorage tanks were built next to the Doug Vanderlinden,from TransAqua and the city about theterminal building. Construction began in president of Nexgencompanys affordable solution to preventJune 2020, and the system came online Municipal Inc.,YQM from discharging stormwater within November the same year. It was 50% reached out to airportlevels of glycol that exceed environmentalfunded through the federal governments leadership afterlimits. Key decision-makers from theNational Trade Corridors Fund. reading a news reportairport, city and wastewater treatment about YQMs dilemma.DOUG VANDERLINDEN facility toured Westchester County AirportOn-Site Analysis In Real TimeHis company hadand were assured by their counterpartsBefore the new glycol management system developed and constructed a new airportthere that Nexgens concept was 100%was added, YQM simply released its glycol wastewater solution for Frederick Douglasseffective. effluent into the city system and associated Greater Rochester International Airport inwastewater treatment plant through an We built a partnership betweenunderground tank. Glycol levels were not New York and Westchester County Airportourselves, the airport and TransAqua, in White Plains, NY. monitored. Vanderlinden remarks. It is particularly Within the last decade, the companyimportant to involve the publicly ownedWhen TransAqua notified the airport has pivoted from building largetreatment works (in this case, TransAqua)that it would, in fact, not be able to membrane-based treatment systems onin the initial planning and design, he adds. discharge glycol-infused runoff through AirportImprovement.comOctober 2022'