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Bishop Water wins 2020 Water’s Next Award

DATE POSTED: June 19, 2020


We are honored and excited to receive the 2020 Water’s Next award in the category of Projects and Technology: Early Adoption. The award recognizes the use of Bishop BioCord reactors and the benefits of this simple, low-energy system to upgrade the treatment and performance of the wastewater lagoons at the Limoges WWTF.  

This project enables the Nation Municipality to extend the life of its existing wastewater treatment lagoon system and avoid the need to replace it with a costly mechanical treatment plant. Enhanced ammonia removal with BioCord Reactors, in combination with other facility upgrades including screening, grit removal, disk filtration and UV disinfection, allows the Limoges WWTF to alter its operation from intermittent discharge to continuous discharge. With these treatment improvements, the community will be better able to service residential and commercial growth and ensure compliance with treatment regulations. 

BioCord is a simple, easy-to-operate fixed-film treatment process. The BioCord system uses strands of densely arranged loops of polymer fibers suspended from free-standing frames to provide a massive surface area on which preferred, naturally occurring bacteria can grow.

With an optimized BioCord system, wastewater lagoons can accept greater nutrient loading, decrease retention times and improve effluent quality—especially in cold-weather conditions, when treatment typically becomes more difficult for conventional lagoon systems.

Bishop Water CEO Kevin Bossy accepted the award during the Canadian Water Summit, which was presented virtually on June 11. 

Many thanks to the following: 

We are extremely grateful to RV Anderson and Trish Johnson for seeing the benefits of BioCord Reactors for this project, and for working with us to show that this fixed-film treatment technology offers the best technical solution and the best economic value, both on capital and operating costs, to the Nation Municipality. 

Thank you to the Nation Municipality for their vision and leadership in choosing BioCord Reactors and for trusting Bishop Water to deliver the biological treatment portion of this plant upgrade. We won’t let you down. 

Thank you to Water Canada, The Canadian Water and Wastewater Association and to the selection committee. We are also grateful to the category sponsors, Peterborough and Kawarthas Economic Development and Cleantech Commons at Trent University and to Martin Yuill for presenting the award. 

Most of all, thank you to the team at Bishop Water for their outstanding dedication, commitment and hard work — not just for this project — but throughout the entire journey of developing and commercializing BioCord Reactors.


Learn more about BioCord Reactors.

Read the official award announcement from Water Canada

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