Clearford Pay-for-Performance™ offers new wastewater infrastructure with no risk or investment
Municipal wastewater collection systems and treatment facilities can now be installed and operated without taking on decades of debt or construction and performance risk. Clearford One™ Pay-for-Performance (P4P™) offers Ontario municipalities a best available technology sanitation system to collect and treat wastewater with only a fixed annual payment. There is no capital invested by the municipality and payments are earned by performance.
Clearford One is about half the cost of a conventional system, provides superior environmental performance and is about 1/3 less to operate. The Clearford P4P model enables municipalities to pay only for results, through an annual charge for each connection to the Clearford One system, which covers all aspects of the system including construction, operation and maintenance. Throughout the process, from concept to completion, Clearford is the single point of contact for the client, a benefit that further simplifies implementation and accountability. At the end of the term (typically 20 or 30 years), ownership of the system is transferred to the community at no cost and with decades of useful life remaining. The Clearford One system meets all current MOECC regulation and approval requirements and all in-ground components are expected to provide over 90 years of service.
The Clearford One system provides complete decentralized infrastructure for collecting and treating municipal sewage. It’s three key components include ClearDigest™ smart digesters, ClearConvey™ collection system, and ClearRecover™ treatment process.
A key advantage of the Clearford One system is the ClearDigest smart digester, a simple, compact component that captures all solids and provides primary and partial secondary treatment of the wastewater stream. This innovative step removes solids and enables only liquid fraction of the waste to flow to the treatment plant.
As a result, the ClearConvey collection system and the ClearRecover treatment plant are simpler, smaller, and lower cost than alternative municipal wastewater infrastructure. For many communities, highly efficient and compact membrane bioreactor technology provides final treatment and ensures that the effluent meets the most stringent discharge requirements.
Clearford One’s simplicity, liquids only flow, and optimized treatment plant result in operating costs that are 1/3 lower than conventional systems.
Learn more about the Clearford One P4P solution and how your community can build efficient and reliable wastewater infrastructure without risk or capital cost.
Contact us to discuss your community’s eligibility for the Clearford One P4P and how to get started.
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