Case Study: Monsters Set the Gold Standard at the Olympics

Whistler gets a dryer, cleaner separation of what goes to the landfill with the Monster Separations Systems.

Whistler Resort, located in British Columbia, Canada is the host for the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. While athletes around the world have been training, long-planned upgrades to the Whistler Resort wastewater treatment plant had been underway to ensure completion in time for the Olympics where Whistler expects thousands of athletes, spectators, and media. Whistler will also be housing over 6,000 athletes, coaches, trainers, officials and media at their new Athletes Village which, post games, will be turned into a neighborhood, providing 250 residences, recreational facilities and retail services. Whistler knew it had to go for the gold standard when it came time to replace its outdated wastewater system.

Like other wastewater treatment plants, Whistler Resort Municipality reviewed the need for upgrades as the community grew. Currently, Whistler’s permanent population is 10,000 with two million visitors annually. An additional seasonal workforce commutes into Whistler on a daily basis from neighboring communities. Old wastewater treatment equipment required more and more maintenance making upgrades inevitable. Combined with the anticipated influx of thousands of Olympic guests and the increase of permanent residents at the Athletes Village following the Games, a project to upgrade the waste management system was started well in advance to allow timely completion, testing and start-up in time for the 2010 Olympics.

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