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Royal flush: High-tech wastewater treatment centre could revolutionize how Albertans heat their homes and get most of their water

A new wastewater treatment facility proposed for Sturgeon County could help researchers identify new ways of using reclaimed water, and change the way organic waste is handled. As explained in this Edmonton Journal article, the theory is that organic waste could be diverted and turned into methane or fertilizer (which could be used for power), and the grey water treated and re-used. Researchers propose to build a test site in Sturgeon County as a way of showcasing what's possible and how it could benefit communities.