Don River Case

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Don River has been Toronto’s main source of livelihood, bringing more settlers around it. However, it has become increasingly susceptible to pollution and flooding. Pollution impacted the river in two ways. Rainstorms dragged pollutants into the river. Progressing into the 19th century, Don River became an industrial sewer to the emerging industries (Bonnell 2014). Later, the city of Toronto gained awareness of the planning issue and initiated a redevelopment project called “Don River and Central Waterfront Project” (Desfor and Laidley 2011). In my paper, I’ll address the nature of the planning issues and the strategies taken to solve the issues (solutions), and the benefits of the project. To study the strengths and weaknesses of the project, …show more content…

Combined sewage overflows come from almost 50 of these sewer outfalls. 2) dry weather flows: - Toronto needs to assess the problems of dry weather flow and take advantage of the opportunities it provides. In order to sustain future growth, the dry weather flow collection system needs to have sufficient capacity. Moreover, sufficient redundancy will enable Coxwell Sanitary Trunk System to strengthen its security and maintenance. 3) additional concerns: - There are disadvantages that come along with transferring sludges from and to different sewer force mains. Toronto’s infrastructure needs to incorporate a sustainable strategy and routing options for transferring sludges from the Humber Treatment Plant to the Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant and other plants; and - Chemicals such as ammonia and phosphorus spill into the Don River, which need to be reduced. 4) solutions that integrate with wet and dry weathers: - dual infrastructure for both wet and dry weather can be implemented to not only store and treat wet weather flows, but also add security in dry weather flows. (MMM Group

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