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Georgian Bluffs Chatsworth

Biodigester Joint Board


Agenda
May 24, 2013
Call to Order
Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest and the General Nature Thereof
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
1. Friday May 3, 2013
Hearing of Delegations or Deputations
1. Traci Smith, Principal, and Christina Brox, Senior Manager, BDO
Draft 2012 Financial Statements
Correspondence
1. CH4 March and April 2013 Digester Report
2. Veolia April 2013 Wastewater Report
Reports and Recommendations
1. Operations
a) Action Items Report
2. Finance
a) Waste Water Summary
b) Accounts Approval List April 10, 2013 to May 22, 2013
c) Operating and Capital Financial Statements to May 22, 2013
Unfinished Business
1. Septage Receiving Station Design
2. Draft Septage By-law
3. Septage Disposal Fee
New Business
1.
Public Question
1.
Adjournment

Georgian Bluffs Chatsworth Biodigester Joint Board

Minutes
Friday, May 3, 2013

8:00 A.M.

Members Present
Mayor Alan Barfoot, Township of Georgian Bluffs
Mayor Bob Pringle, Township of Chatsworth
Deputy Mayor Dwight Burley, Township of Georgian Bluffs
Deputy Mayor Terry McKay, Township of Chatsworth
Staff Present
Chief Administrative Officer Murray Hackett, Township of Georgian Bluffs
Chief Administrative Officer - Will Moore Township of Chatsworth
Operations Manager Chris Thompson, Township of Georgian Bluffs
Biodigestor Operator Troy Unruh, Township of Georgian Bluffs
Operations Assistant- Desire van Dijk, Township of Georgian Bluffs
Other
Ross Slaughter, Senior Environmental Engineer, Genivar
1. Call to Order
Chair Alan Barfoot called the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m.
2. Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest and the general nature thereof
None.
3. Adoption of the Minutes
Motion:
BIO024
Moved by:
Dwight Burley
Seconded by: Terry McKay
That the Biodigester Joint Board minutes of April 12, 2013 be adopted as presented.
Carried
4. Delegations or Deputations
None
5. Correspondence
a) February, March 2013 Wastewater reports
Motion:
BIO025
Moved by:
Bob Pringle
Seconded by:
Dwight Burley
Be it resolved that the Georgian Bluffs Chatsworth Biodigester Joint Board
accept the February and March 2013 monthly wastewater reports.
Carried
b) MOE Municipal Utility Monitoring Program Lagoons 1st quarter 2013
Noted and Filed

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Georgian Bluffs Chatsworth Biodigester Joint Board Meeting Minutes


Friday, May 3, 2013

8:00 A.M.

6. Staff Reports
a) Operations: Operations Manager Chris Thompson
i) Action Items Report
Motion:
BIO026
Moved by:
Terry McKay
Seconded by:
Bob Pringle
Be it resolved that the Georgian Bluffs Chatsworth Biodigester Joint Board
receives the May 3, 2013 Action Items Report.
Carried
ii) Draft Liquid Waste By-Law and Manual
Motion:
BIO027
Moved by:
Dwight Burley
Seconded by:
Bob Pringle
Be it resolved that the Georgian Bluffs Chatsworth Biodigester Joint Board
recommend in principle to the Council of the Townships of Chatsworth and
Georgian Bluffs that the proposed By-Law, being a By-law to regulate the
collection and disposal of septic waste within the Township of Georgian
Bluffs/Township of Chatsworth, requiring collected liquid waste from within the
Townships of Chatsworth and Georgian Bluffs be hauled to the Georgian
Bluffs-Chatsworth Biodigester, located at the South part of Lot 4, Concession 6,
in the geographic area of the former Township of Derby and municipally known
as 062111 Sideroad 3, be passed by each respective Council.
Carried
Further discussion will take place to determine fees required to cover costs prior
to presenting by-law. CAOs, Operations and Finance staff will bring spreadsheet
forward to next meeting.
7. Unfinished Business
1. RFP update
Motion:
BIO028
Moved by:
Bob Pringle
Seconded by:
Dwight Burley
Be it resolved that the Georgian Bluffs Chatsworth Biodigester Joint Board
recommend to the Council of the Townships of Chatsworth and Georgian Bluffs
that, based on the results of RFP-2013-02 (Broker for loading, hauling and
disposal of digestate from the Georgian Bluffs/Chatsworth Biodigester), the
contract be awarded to Saugeen Agri-Service/Eden Environmental Services Ltd.
at a cost of: $6.04 per m3 for loading, hauling and disposal of digestate; $1.44m 3
cost of fuel; $10,000 lump sum cost for NASM approvals and management for a
five year period (2013-2017); $1,000 lump sum cost per year for treated
digestate disposal management (additional) including attendance at two
Biodigester Joint Board meetings.
Carried

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Georgian Bluffs Chatsworth Biodigester Joint Board Meeting Minutes


Friday, May 3, 2013

8:00 A.M.

2. Receiving station update


Plans, costs and tender document will be prepared by Ross for the next meeting.
3. Possible date and location of next meeting with haulers
A date will be determined at a future meeting.
4. Update on P&H waste material sampling
Material sample has been sent for further testing. Results are forthcoming.
8. New Business
1. Golden Ontario Products potential material supply
Material being tested to determine suitability (quantity=500m3 twice a year)
9. In Camera
None
10. Public Question
None
11. Next Meeting
Friday, May 24, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. in the Township of Georgian Bluffs Council
Chambers. A meeting request notice to be sent out.
12. Adjournment
The Biodigester Joint Board meeting adjourned at 10:20a.m. on a motion moved by
Member Bob Pringle and seconded by Member Terry McKay to meet again on
Friday, May 24, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. in the Township of Georgian Bluffs Council
Chambers.

______________________________
Mayor Alan Barfoot

______________________________
Recording Secretary
Desire van Dijk

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Georgian Bluffs Chatsworth


Biodigester
Financial Statements
For the year ended December 31, 2012

Georgian Bluffs Chatsworth Biodigester


Financial Statements
For the year ended December 31, 2012
Contents

Financial Statements
Independent Auditor's Report

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Statement of Financial Position

Statement of Operations and Accumulated Surplus

Statement of Changes in Net Financial Assets

Statement of Cash Flows

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies


Notes to Financial Statements

9 - 10
11 - 13

Tel: 519 376 6110


Fax: 519 376 4741
www.bdo.ca

BDO Canada LLP


1717 2nd Avenue E, Third Floor
PO Box 397
Owen Sound ON N4K 5P7 Canada

Independent Auditor's Report

To the Members of Council, Inhabitants, and Ratepayers of the


Township of Georgian Bluffs and the Township of Chatsworth
We have audited the accompanying financial statements of the Georgian Bluffs Chatsworth
Biodigester, which comprise the statement of financial position as at December 31, 2012, and
the statements of operations and accumulated surplus, changes in net financial assets, and cash
flows for the year then ended and the summary of significant accounting policies and other
explanatory information.
Management's Responsibility for the Financial Statements
Management is responsible for the preparation of these financial statements in accordance with
Canadian public sector accounting principles and for such internal control as management
determines is necessary to enable the preparation of financial statements that are free from
material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.
Auditor's Responsibility
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We
conducted our audit in accordance with Canadian generally accepted auditing standards. Those
standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to
obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material
misstatement.
An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and
disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor's
judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial
statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor
considers internal control relevant to the entity's preparation of the financial statements in
order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the
purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity's internal control. An audit
also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness
of accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the presentation of the
financial statements.
We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a
basis for our audit opinion.

BDO Canada LLP, a Canadian limited liability partnership, is a member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the
international BDO network of independent member firms.

Basis for Qualified Opinion


Inherent in their nature, tipping and sewage fees are not susceptible to complete audit
verification. Accordingly, our verification of these fees was limited to comparing the amounts
recorded in the records of the Georgian Bluffs Chatsworth Biodigester to the contractor reports
and we were not able to determine whether any adjustments might be necessary to tipping and
sewage fee revenue, annual surplus, assets and accumulated surplus.
Opinion
In our opinion, except for the effects of the matter described in the Basis for Qualified Opinion
paragraph, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position
of the Georgian Bluffs Chatsworth Biodigester as at December 31, 2012 and the results of its
operations, changes in net financial assets and cash flows for the year then ended in accordance
with Canadian public sector accounting standards.
Comparative Information
We draw attention to Note 1 to the financial statements which describes the agreement to form
a Joint Municipal Services Board. We were not engaged to report on the comparative
information, and as such it is unaudited.
Chartered Accountants, Licensed Public Accountants

Owen Sound, Ontario


May 24, 2013

Georgian Bluffs Chatsworth Biodigester


Statement of Financial Position
December 31

2012

2011
(Unaudited)
(Note 1)

Financial assets
Cash
Accounts receivable
Due from supporting municipalities

Liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
Due to the Township of Georgian Bluffs

Net financial assets


Non-financial assets
Tangible capital assets (Note 3)
Accumulated surplus

75,091
19,300
79,574

47,424

173,965

47,424

23,965
150,000

173,965

47,424

3,815,236

3,936,204

$ 3,815,236

$ 3,983,628

The accompanying summary of significant accounting policies and notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

Georgian Bluffs Chatsworth Biodigester


Statement of Operations and Accumulated Surplus
For the year ended December 31

Revenue
Requisitions
Township of Chatsworth
Township of Georgian Bluffs
Other revenues
Hydro generation
Sewage fees
Tipping fees
Interest
Other

2012
Budget

Expenses
Amortization
Insurance
Office expenses
Operational expenses
Other services
Professional fees
Repairs and maintenance
Service contracts
Utilities
Vehicle expenses
Wages and benefits

Contributed tangible capital assets

131,991
131,991

247,133
247,133

81,785
70,457
59,810
630
-

59,558
76,727
34,814
11,058

479,500

476,664

676,423

15,500
500
29,000
55,000
5,000
180,000
30,000
1,500
13,000

142,108
15,511
765
126,799
47,467
44,018
12,387
205,688
34,977
15,336

156,655
13,848
32,876
48,040
24,382
145,232
27,941
17,875

329,500

645,056

466,849

150,000

(168,392)

209,574

150,000

Accumulated surplus, beginning of the year

2011
Actual
(Unaudited)
(Note 1)

60,000
55,000
70,000
500
-

Annual surplus (deficit) (Note 2)

Accumulated surplus, end of the year

147,000
147,000

2012
Actual

(168,392)

3,774,054
3,983,628

3,983,628

3,983,628

4,133,628

$3,815,236

$ 3,983,628

The accompanying summary of significant accounting policies and notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

Georgian Bluffs Chatsworth Biodigester


Statement of Changes in Net Financial Assets
For the year ended December 31

Annual surplus (deficit) (Page 6)

2012
Budget

Acquisition of tangible capital assets


Amortization of tangible capital assets

150,000

2012
Actual

2011
Actual
(Unaudited)
(Note 1)

(168,392) $

3,983,628

(150,000)
-

(21,140)
142,108

(4,092,859)
156,655

(150,000)

120,968

(3,936,204)

Increase (decrease) in net financial assets

(47,424)

Net financial assets, beginning of the year

47,424

Net financial assets, end of the year

47,424
$

47,424

The accompanying summary of significant accounting policies and notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

Georgian Bluffs Chatsworth Biodigester


Statement of Cash Flows
For the year ended December 31

2012

2011
(Unaudited)
(Note 1)

Cash provided by (used in)


Operating activities
Annual surplus
Items not involving cash
Amortization
Contribution of tangible capital assets

(168,392) $
142,108
-

3,983,628
156,655
(3,774,054)

(26,284)

366,229

(19,300)
(32,150)
23,965

(47,424)
-

(27,485)

(47,424)

(53,769)

318,805

Capital transactions
Cash used to acquire capital assets

(21,140)

(318,805)

Financing activities
Due to the Township of Georgian Bluffs

150,000

75,091

Changes in non-cash working capital balances


Accounts receivable
Due from supporting municipalities
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

Net change in cash


Cash, beginning of the year
Cash, end of the year

75,091

The accompanying summary of significant accounting policies and notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

Georgian Bluffs Chatsworth Biodigester


Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
December 31, 2012
Basis of Accounting

The financial statements of the Georgian Bluffs Chatsworth


Biodigester are the representations of management. They
have been prepared in accordance with Canadian generally
accepted accounting principles established by the Public
Sector Accounting Board of the Canadian Institute of
Chartered Accountants, as prescribed by the Ontario Ministry
of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
Revenues and expenditures are reported on the accrual basis
of accounting. The accrual basis of accounting recognizes
revenues as they become available and measurable;
expenditures are recognized as they are incurred and
measurable as a result of receipt of goods or services and the
creation of a legal obligation to pay.

Basis of Consolidation

The Georgian Bluffs Chatsworth Biodigester has been


proportionately consolidated in the financial statements of
the Corporations of the Township of Georgian Bluffs and the
Township of Chatsworth.
The statement of financial position reflects all of the
financial assets and liabilities of the Georgian Bluffs
Chatsworth Biodigester. All interfund assets and liabilities
and revenues and expenses have been eliminated on
consolidation.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in accordance with


Canadian public sector accounting standards requires
management to make estimates that affect the reported
amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial
statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and
expenses during the reporting period. Estimates are used
when accounting for items such as accrued liabilities, and
useful lives of tangible capital assets. By their nature, these
estimates are subject to measurement uncertainty and actual
results could differ from management's best estimates as
additional information becomes available in the future.

Revenue Recognition

Revenues are recognized as follows:


a)

Government transfers are recognized in the financial


statements as revenue in the period in which events
giving rise to the transfer occur, providing the transfers
are authorized, eligibility criteria have been met, and
reasonable estimates of the amount can be made.

b)

Other revenues are recorded upon sale of goods or


provision of service when collectibility is reasonably
assured.
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Georgian Bluffs Chatsworth Biodigester


Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
December 31, 2012
Tangible Capital Assets

Tangible capital assets are recorded at cost less accumulated


amortization. Cost includes all amounts that are directly
attributable to acquisition, construction, development or
betterment of the asset. Amortization is provided over the
estimated useful life of the assets, using the straight-line
method. The useful life of the assets is based on estimates
made by management. The following rates are used:
Buildings and accessories
Vehicles and equipment
Other

50 years
20 years
20 to 100 years

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Georgian Bluffs Chatsworth Biodigester


Notes to Financial Statements
December 31, 2012

1.

Agreement
In 2010, the Corporations of the Township of Chatsworth and the Township of Georgian
Bluffs signed an agreement for the shared ownership, operation and maintenance of the
Biodigester and Sewage Lagoon Facilities.
The operations of the Georgian Bluffs Chatsworth Biodigester commenced on May 1, 2011
and the the agreement for the Joint Municipal Service Board being signed September 5,
2012.
Comparative figures have not been audited, or reviewed and as such readers are cautioned
that comparative balances may not be appropriate for their use.

2.

Budgets
Under Canadian public sector accounting principles, budget amounts are to be reported on
the consolidated statement of operations and accumulated surplus and changes in net
financial assets for comparative purposes. The 2012 budget amounts for the Georgian Bluffs
Chatsworth Biodigester approved by the board, have been reclassified to conform to the
presentation of the consolidated statements of operations and accumulated surplus and
changes in net financial assets. The following is a reconciliation of the budget approved by
the Board.
2012
Budget
Annual surplus (deficit) (Page 6)

Amortization

Capital acquisitions, disposals


and write-down
Prior year general surplus
General surplus

150,000

2012
Actual

2011
Actual

(168,392) $
142,108

3,983,628
156,655

150,000

(26,284)

4,140,283

(150,000)
-

(21,140)
47,424

(4,092,859)
-

47,424

Georgian Bluffs Chatsworth Biodigester


Notes to Financial Statements
December 31, 2012

3.

Tangible Capital Assets


2012
Land

Cost, beginning of
the year

Buildings and
Accessories

Vehicles and
Equipment

Other

Total

2,000

$ 1,919,107

$ 2,033,442

$ 138,310

$ 4,092,859

Additions

4,445

16,695

21,140

Disposals

2,000

1,923,552

2,050,137

138,310

4,113,999

Cost, end of the


year
Accumulated
amortization,
beginning of the
year

32,520

97,337

26,798

156,655

Amortization

38,390

102,193

1,525

142,108

Disposals

Accumulated
amortization, end of
the year

70,910

199,530

28,323

298,763

2,000

$ 1,852,642

$ 1,850,607

$ 109,987

$ 3,815,236

Net carrying
amount, end of the
year

Georgian Bluffs Chatsworth Biodigester


Notes to Financial Statements
December 31, 2012
3.

Tangible Capital Assets - (continued)


2011
Land

Cost, beginning of
the year

Buildings and
Accessories

Vehicles and
Equipment

Other

Total

Additions

2,000

1,919,107

2,033,442

138,310

4,092,859

Disposals

Cost, end of the


year

2,000

1,919,107

2,033,442

138,310

4,092,859

Accumulated
amortization,
beginning of the
year

Amortization

32,520

97,337

26,798

156,655

Disposals

Accumulated
amortization, end
of the year

32,520

97,337

26,798

156,655

2,000

$ 1,886,587

$1,936,105

111,512

$ 3,936,204

Net carrying
amount, end of the
year
$

The net book value of tangible capital assets not being amortized because they are under
construction is $4,445 (2011 - $Nil).
$Nil (2011 - $3,774,054) in contributed capital assets were recognized in the financial
statements during the year.

4.

Commitments
The Georgian Bluffs Chatsworth Biodigester has entered into an agreement for the
operations and maintenance of the Biodigester for $100,099 in 2013 and $103,302 in 2014

13 May 2013

Township of Georgian Bluffs


Operations Manager
R.R. # 3
Owen Sound, ON
N4K 5N5

Attn: Mr. Chris Thompson

Re:

March and April 2013 Digester Report

Dear Sir:
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CH-Four Biogas received digestate lab results dated March 27 and April 10 and April 25 . The results from all
three samples are found in a table on page two of this letter along with data from January 15, 2015. Several data
points have been highlighted in yellow to draw attention to them.
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During the month of March and April feedrates are between 16 - 18m /day: two feedings of 2m FOG/day and six
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or seven feedings of 2m of hydrolyzer material/day. In early April gas production typically reached just over 70kW
continuous but on May 13, 2013, gas production reached 100kW continuous. The material being fed to the
digester is mainly sewage, chicken sludge, grease trap waste, and small quantities of dog food waste.
Terracedent continues to source new material to bring gas production back up to full capacity as soon as
possible. Several potential materials have been identified and Terracedent is working with Troy Unruh and CHFour Biogas to source suitable feedstocks.
Digester Stability
A key indicator of digester stability is the ratio between volatile acids and alkalinity (called FOS/TAC ratio). Troy
Unruh continues to take FOS/TAC and pH readings on a daily basis using a FOS/TAC machine purchased by the
Township. The average FOS/TAC ratio for the months of March and April are 0.23 and 0.27 respectively. The
FOS/TAC ratio has not changed very much since January and indicates the continued health of the digester. The
hydraulic retention time (HRT) of the material in the digester is over 55 days; the HRT and FOS/TAC data both
indicate that the digester is capable of processing more material.
Troy Unruhs average pH readings for the digester for the month of March and April are both 7.8. The stability of
the pH indicates good digester health. This pH is within the acceptable pH range of a stable digester.
The table below shows data for January 15, March 27, April 10 and April 25, 2013. Currently all of the values are
acceptable and in-line with typical digestate data. The only data point that is high and that should be monitored
in the next test is ammonia+ammonium as this value has increased slightly over the first three test results but has
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decreased in the April 25 results. If this value continues to rise it may inhibit the methanogenic bacteria and
biogas production, however at this time it does not appear to be a problem and appears to have begun to
decrease. This value should be monitored over the coming weeks. If it does continue to increase, a change in the
feeding regime may be required.
Head Office
102-1390 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 3N6
T: 613 224 8308 F: 613 224 1642

CH-Four Biogas Inc.


www.chfour.ca
info@chfour.ca

Vancouver Office
309-1037 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6H 1E3
T: 778 370 5202 F: 613 224 1642

Sample Date & Time


Temperature Upon Receipt [C]
Volatile Acids [mg/L]
pH [no unit]
Alkalinity [mg/L as CaCO3]
Volatile Solids [mg/L]
Total Solids [mg/L]
Total Solids [%]
% Moisture (wet wt) [%]
Total Organic Carbon [mg/L]
Chemical Oxygen Demand [kg/m3]
Soluble Chemical Oxygen Demand [kg/m3]
Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen [as N mg/L]
Ammonia+Ammonium (N) [mg/L]
Nitrite (as N) [mg/L]
Nitrate (as N) [mg/L]
Nitrate + Nitrite (as N) [mg/L]
Calcium [mg/L]
Sodium [mg/L]
Magnesium [mg/L]
FOS/TAC ratio

Jan 15 2013

March 27 2013

April 10 2013

April 25 2013

4
3100*
7.88*
12870*
18500
27800
2.78
97.4
10000
20
5.1
4660
2980
81
0.6
82
1300
700
150
0.24*

7
2870*
7.8*
11490*
15400
24100
2.4
97.2
7500 (31.2%)
22
3.1
3700
3190
73
1
74
1400
860
210
0.25*

10
2610*
7.8*
11820*
15600
24400
2.4
97.8
8300 (34.2%)
25.5
3.85
4110
3210
61
1
62
1200
790
180
0.22*

11
3220*
7.8*
10930*
16500
25700
2.5
97.2
7700 (30.5%)
25500
3700
4620
3160
64
1.1
65
1400
770
200
0.29*

* FOS/TAC and pH values from testing performed by Troy Unruh, not from laboratory data.
Going forward we will continue to increase feeding to ensure that gas production remains at 100kW continuous.
At this time there are no other concerns regarding the health of the digester, in fact it appears to be operating very
well. As the feeding regime continues to change, the availability of real time feedback from the FOS/TAC and pH
meter will continue to be very useful.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Sincerely,

Claire Allen, P.Eng

Township of Georgian Bluffs Monthly Report April 2013


1.0 Introduction
The following report summarizes operational data, maintenance activities and compliance issue
identified during the month of April, 2013. This report includes all information required under
Appendix H of the Georgian Bluffs Services Agreement.
2.0 Wastewater System Derby Lagoons
2.1 Influent Flows
The influent flows are determined through records provided by the Septic hauler and are tabulated
as follows; for the month of April, the total influent flow was 789.94m3, with an average daily flow of
26.33m3 or approximately 45.79% of the rated capacity based on the monthly average.
2.2 Treated Flows
The irrigated flows were shut down on 17 September, 2012 for the season. As per the Certificate
of Approval, spray irrigation can start again 1 May, 2013.
2.3 Required Analysis as per Amended Certificate of Approval #4027-84PQMX
Adjacent Monitoring Wells/Ponds
Date

Location

Conductivity
(uS/cm)

4/17/13
4/17/13
4/17/13
4/17/13
4/17/13
4/17/13
4/17/13
4/17/13
4/17/13
4/17/13
4/17/13
4/17/13
4/17/13
4/17/13
4/17/13
4/17/13
4/17/13
4/17/13

TW-1
TW-1A
TW-2
TW-2A
TW-3
TW-3A
TW-4
TW-4A
TW-5
TW-6
TW-6A
TW-7
TW-7A
TW-8
TW-9
SW-1
SW-2
SW-3

846
770
1020
520
571
621
840
1020
557
844
822
848
546
445
523
738
846
770

Notes:

Chlorides
(mg/L)

Nitrate
(mg/L)

72
73
170
36
31
47
120
150
3.5
100
82
99
15
6.3
38
47
72
73

1.36
0.29
0.24
0.81
<0.06
<0.06
0.12
0.07
1.87
1.00
1.41
0.62
<0.06
<0.06
<0.06
0.18
1.36
0.29

Nitrites were non detectable, F Frozen, TW Test Well, SW Surface Water Pond

pH

Total
Phosphorus
(mg/L)

Total
Ammonia
(mg/L)

Unionized
Ammonia
(mg/L)

8.08
8.08
7.90

0.24
<.03
0.05

<0.1
<0.1
0.3

<0.005
<0.005
0.011

Township of Georgian Bluffs Monthly Report April 2013


Effluent Sampling
Date
Location
CBOD (mg/L)
TSS (mg/L)
4/17/13
Facultative Lagoon Pre spray
13
26
4/17/13
Facultative Lagoon Pre spray
14
16
4/17/13
Facultative Lagoon Pre spray
13
16
Notes: CBOD is the biochemical oxygen demand and TSS is total suspended solids. The monthly average limits are
as follows; for CBOD the limit is 30 mg/L and for TSS the limit is 40 mg/L.

2.4 Repairs and Maintenance Details


There were no repairs or non-routine maintenance completed at the lagoon during the month of
April 2013.
2.5 Regulatory Issues
The Annual Derby Lagoons Inspection was scheduled for Tuesday, 5 June, 2012 with Ministry of
the Environment officer, Rhonda Shannon. The draft report has not been received. Email was
sent to both Heather Pollard and Chris Thompson on 24 April, 2013 inquiring about a date to
expect the finalized report.
2.6 Consumer Complaints/Inquiry and Actions Completed
Various odour complaints have been received throughout the month of April by the Township and
Ministry of the Environment. The odour complainants to date are at the following addresses;
137235 Concession 7 Road
062223 Sideroad 3
177152 Concession 5 Road
Odour monitoring has been conducted by various persons and various times to troubleshoot these
odour complaints. All necessary documentation is being collected to ensure that all complaints /
monitoring is being addressed in a timely manner to rectify this issue as soon as possible.

Township of Georgian Bluffs Monthly Report April 2013


2.7 Bio-Digester Operations Tank Levels
Hydrolyzer
Date
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
NOTE:

Liquid
Level
(m3)
1.70
1.81
1.64
1.48
2.00
1.93
1.75
1.71
2.42
2.28
2.74
2.88
2.72
2.42
2.09
2.57
2.25
2.19
2.04
2.47
2.24
2.18
2.16
2.34
2.00
2.15
2.58
2.14
1.74
2.50

Stored
Waste
Volume
(m3)
61.25
65.22
59.09
53.33
72.06
69.54
63.06
61.61
87.20
82.15
98.73
100.00
98.01
87.20
75.31
92.60
81.07
78.91
73.51
89.00
80.71
78.55
77.83
84.31
72.06
77.47
92.96
77.11
62.70
90.08

FOG
Available
Waste
Volume
(m3)
38.75
34.78
40.91
46.67
27.94
30.46
36.94
38.39
12.80
17.85
1.27
0.00
1.99
12.80
24.69
7.40
18.93
21.09
26.49
11.00
19.29
21.45
22.17
15.69
27.94
22.53
7.04
22.89
37.30
9.92

Hydrolyzer maximum volume 100m3

Liquid
Level
(m3)
1.258
3.042
2.029
3.041
3.042
1.675
1.453
1.243
1.241
2.137
0.972
0.913
0.813
0.681
0.657
0.857
2.975
2.749
2.532
2.171
2.980
1.323
1.157
1.198
2.432
1.132
0.996
0.861
0.726
0.704

Stored
Waste
Volume
(m3)
23.21
50.00
37.44
50.00
50.00
30.90
26.81
22.93
22.90
39.43
17.93
16.84
15.00
12.56
12.12
15.81
50.00
50.00
46.72
40.02
50.00
24.41
21.35
22.10
44.87
20.89
18.38
15.89
13.39
12.99

FOG maximum volume 50m3

Digester
Available
Waste
Volume
(m3)
26.79
0.00
12.56
0.00
0.00
19.10
23.19
27.07
27.10
10.57
32.07
33.16
35.00
37.44
37.88
34.19
0.00
0.00
3.28
9.95
0.00
25.59
28.65
27.90
5.13
29.11
31.62
34.11
36.61
37.01

Liquid
Level
(cm)
46
42
41
47
42
45
51
20
50
47
44
49
42
34
19
45
42
43
39
44
19
46
50
42
27
21
44
43
19
45

Digestate Storage
Liquid
Level
(Small)
(m)
2.48
2.58
2.63
2.70
2.75
2.85
2.89
2.92
3.00
3.07
3.21
3.36
3.43
3.49
3.50
3.62
3.71
3.81
3.94
4.03
4.12
4.18
4.37
2.74
2.81
2.85
2.96
3.07
3.21
3.27

Liquid
Level
(Large)
(m)
1.52
1.52
1.52
1.52
1.52
1.52
1.52
1.52
1.52
1.52
1.52
1.52
1.52
1.52
1.52
1.52
1.52
1.52
1.52
1.54
1.54
1.54
1.54
1.64
1.78
1.78
1.78
1.78
1.78
1.78

Digestate Storage maximum volume 785m3

Township of Georgian Bluffs Monthly Report April 2013


2.8 Bio-Digester Operations Power Production and Generator Status
Date

Time

Operator(s)

Generator
Status

Intellimonitor
(Kw)

Produced
Kw

Active
Power

Generator
Hours

Run
Hours

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
Total

0919
1242
0602
0612
0640
1145
1104
0615
0641
0608
0638
1730
1012
1308
0626
0620
0635
0616
0642
0752
1120
0557
0632
0644
0630
0627
0918
1227
0633
0612

TU
TU
TU
TU
TU
TU
TU
TU
TU
TU
TU
TU
TU
TU
TU
TU
TU
TU
TU
TU
TU
TU
TU
TU
TU
TU
TU
TU
TU
TU

ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON

1001096
1002616
1003665
1005117
1006887
1008911
1010313
1011383
1012618
1013694
1014827
1016685
1017619
1019227
1020198
1021834
1023310
1024997
1026787
1028415
1030252
1031350
1032738
1034338
1035848
1037439
1039361
1041522
1042825
1044761

1520
1049
1452
1770
2024
1402
1070
1235
1076
1133
1858
934
1608
971
1636
1476
1687
1790
1628
1837
1098
1388
1600
1510
1591
1922
2161
1303
1936
1870
45535

51
83
59
64
63
100
64
50
44
39
56
45
78
84
51
59
86
66
97
62
94
56
72
60
80
63
94
88
79
78

16829
16856
16874
16894
16919
16948
16971
16990
17013
17036
17060
17093
17110
17137
17154
17177
17198
17222
17244
17269
17297
17315
17335
17359
17383
17407
17434
17460
17478
17501

27
18
20
25
29
23
19
23
23
24
33
17
27
17
23
21
24
22
25
28
18
20
24
24
24
27
26
18
23
24
696

NOTE:

TU Troy Unruh

KD Krystal Douglas

2.9 Bio-Digester Operational Recommendations


No operational recommendations for April, 2013.

GEORGIAN BLUFFS & CHATSWORTH


DATE:
May 24 , 2013
REPORT TO: Bio Digester Joint Board
FROM:
Desire van Dijk, Operations Assistant
SUBJECT:
Action Items
Date

Project

Details

Status

Aug.1/12

CH4 Alarm

Obtain quotes to replace CH4 Alarms

Open

Oct
19/12
Nov
23/12
Nov
23/12

P&H

Material sample has been sent for further testing.

Open

Hydro One
request
Sunset Strip
Sewage

Open

Feb
14/13

Meet with
Sunset Strip
Hauler
RFP for
digestate
Odour
Control
MOE Annual
Inspection
Report
Processing of
source
separating
organics

Hydro One has requested payment of Assessment


($11,678.55) for a proposal for Phase III power.
Maximum allowable agreements to be
reviewed and specified if they are being
charged by tonne or m3
Chris, Troy, Holly to meet with Gary Grady to
discuss tracking of septage hauled to Biodigester
from sunset strip
RFP update to be provided at May 3/13 mtg.
Odour seems to be decreasing.

Open

Report from MOE for Derby Lagoons inspection


expected from MOE awaiting response

Open

Grinding & making a slurry of source separating


organics from the Municipality of Meaford.
Equipment from Landia Inc. for a 2.5m3 container
that accepts waste and grinds it, ready for
pasteurizing: estimated cost = $33,000.0047,000.00
Revenue: 500m3 X $45 tipping fee =$22,500/year
Suggest opening discussions with Meaford.
Golden Ontario Products potential material
supply being tested for suitability. Quantity would
be 500m3 twice a year.

Open

Possible start date for by-law

Open

Feb
14/13
Feb
14/13
Feb
14/13
Mar
15/13

May 3/13

Potential
product

May 3/13

By-Law

May 3/13

Meeting with Date to be determined


Haulers

Open

Open

Open

Open

Open

TOWNSHIP OF GEORGIAN BLUFFS - CHATSWORTH


2012 WASTE WATER SUMMARY
Volume Summary
Monthly Total
SEWAGE CUSTOMER

Jan

ADDITIONAL RESIDENTIAL
BEER STORE
BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO
DULUX PAINTS
DEALS PLAZA
FOX CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP
FOODLAND
GALAXY CENTRE
HAL WRIGHT CHEV-OLDS
JIM GARDHOUSE CHRYSLER
MCDONALDS RESTAURANT
OWEN SOUND HONDA
OWEN SOUND QUIK LUBE
OWEN SOUND SUBARU
OWEN SOUND VOLKSWAGEN
PENINSULA FORD-LINCOLN
SOBEYS/FOODLAND
STAPLES BUSINESS DEPOT
SHAN HU / OWEN SOUND BBQ
THOMBOYS
TIM HORTON DONUTS

Mar

Apr

8,405
2,705

2,600
1,296

23,687
4,000

29,399
2,401

2,092
20,964
4,500

18,672
3,377

6,520
3,616

6,865
3,400

26,133

29,422

2,000
6,000

35,232
2,000
2,213
3,000
2,000
6,000

3,050
2,586
2,000
5,000

29,585
5,563
9,861
21,212
3,567
2,500
33,837
2,000
2,985
3,000
2,000
6,000

5,571
10,328
1,899
22,732

8,759
5,850
3,013
22,602

9,647
6,960
2,087
26,028

10,084
6,456
2,426
30,691

2,000

BIO-DIGESTER CUSTOMER
CHAPMAN'S
MILLER WASTE*
NORTH AMERICAN WASTE
TERRACEDENT
WEST GREY
GREASE RELEASE
TOTALS

Feb

(Gal)
Jun
Jul

May

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

2013 Total
Year to Date
(Gal)

Dec

9,702

792

35,416
26,396
199,985

26,706
23,097
187,096

32,335
13,198
7,739
187,575

(Gal)

20,707
6,001
2,092
103,635
16,464
9,861
53,269
13,960
2,500
124,624
4,000
10,248
8,586
8,000
23,000
34,061
29,594
9,425
102,053
-

2,000

49,000
26,000
21,800
14,000
307,500
45,300

24,000
48,000
20,000
363,000
47,000

150,500
40,800
4,000
266,600
12,500
24,000
12,100
24,500
49,000

780,000

50,000
456,000
50,000
24,000
27,500
12,000
60,000

104,200
197,800
36,500
308,700

118,000
360,000
24,000
444,000

173,767

748,423

2,907,500

1,694,800

* Miller Waste delivers in tonnes, the amounts recorded are the approximate volume in gallons. (1 tonne of water = 1 m3 of water = 220 Gallons) the actual volume is dependant on the composition of the waste.

Disposal Revenue Summary


Jan
Sewage Revenue
Bio-Digestor Revenue
Disposal Revenue Total

$
$
$

6,868
5,353
12,221

Feb

Mar

$
5,991
$
4,554
$ 10,545

$ 6,772
$ 4,586
$ 11,358

Max Allow Exceedance


(Gal)
(Gal)

1,456
94,457
62,691

664

2012 Final

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Year to Date
$
19,631
$
14,493
$
34,124

Year End
(Projected)

G:\Biodigester\Council & By-Laws\C05 Committee Agenda & Minutes\Reports\Waste Water Summary 2013

From: Ross Slaughter [mailto:Ross.Slaughter@genivar.com]


Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1:11 PM
To: Barfoot, Alan; Pringle, Bob; Burley, Dwight; McKay, Terry; Murray Hackett; Moore, Will
Cc: Chris Thompson; biodigester@georgianbluffs.on.ca; Chris Wilson
Subject: Proposed Changes to Final Design of the Septage Receiving Station and Septage Storage Georgian Bluffs/Chatsworth Biodigester

Members of the Biodigester Committee


During our engineering for final design of the septage receiving station and septage storage facility at
the Georgian Bluffs/Chatsworth Biodigester a few new issues have arisen which I would like to advise
the committee members at this time. A brief design meeting was held in the offices of Genivar with
Chris Thompson and Troy Unruh today to discuss aspects of the final design and obtain comments. I am
advising the committee members of the following suggested design changes:
1. It is proposed to move the septage receiving station and prefabricated building to outside the
entrance gate to the Biodigester site with a 4 dia. camlock fitting for the haulers. The existing card
reading panel to keep track of the haulers and the quantity of septage dumped valued at $50,000
would be moved to the outside of the new septage receiving building.
2. The existing septage dumping box would be locked and only used for emergencies or during
equipment repair.
3. The report prepared in Feb. 2012 indicated that a 3500 Imperial Gallon truck could dump in 4.2
minutes in accordance with the Honey Monster literature. However on further investigation with
the supplier that the time to dump a load of septage depends on the amount of solids in the
septage. The following are the estimated times to dump 3500 Imperial Gallons in accordance with
the suspended solids;
A) If the solids are average for septage 1.0 to1.5 % then 7.6 minutes.
B) If the solids are 5% then 12.0 minutes to dump.
C) If the solids are worse case 8.85% then 42 minutes to dump.
4. The City of Orillia has a similar septage dumping station at their wastewater treatment plant and
they indicated to Chris Wilson that the system works well and it takes some haulers 30 minutes to
dump a load if the suspended solids are high.
If you have any questions, please contact myself or Chris Wilson.
Ross

Ross Slaughter, P.Eng. | Senior Environmental Engineer


GENIVAR | Constructive People
1450 1st Avenue West, Suite 101, Owen Sound, ON N4K 6W2
Tel: 519-376-7612 #13226 Fax: 519-376-8008 | www.genivar.com | ross.slaughter@genivar.com