Craft breweries put pressure on Vancouver sewage system

11th July, 2014 by Rupert Millar

The growing number of craft breweries in Vancouver is apparently straining the city’s sewer system, with possible consequences for them.

beer_AP39077470249According to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the waste material from the breweries is very difficult to treat and corrodes the sewers.

Metro Vancouver is apparently going to push for new bylaws which may make brewers pay to deal with the organic matter produced in the brewing process.

Fred Nenninger, a manager at Metro Vancouver’s wastewater division, told CBC: “Part of making beer is the waste products are very organic and have quite a high strength from a sewage perspective.”

The broadcaster also talked to Graham With the brewer at Parallel 49 and a former wastewater engineer said his brewery was set up to manage its waste but many others were not and didn’t have the money to install it either.

He said it would either “break” the smallest brewers or they would have to screen what went down the drain.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Job vacancies

Administrative Assistant

Swig Wines Ltd
Chiswick, London, UK

HR Manager

Amathus Drinks PLC
London, UK

Senior Sales Manager

Haynes Hanson & Clark
Gloucestershire, GB

Customer Services Administrator

Speciality Drinks Ltd
London, UK

National Business Development Manager

Speciality Drinks Group
London, UK

Inventory Analyst

Bibendum PLB
London, UK

Events Executive - Atom Supplies

ATOM Supplies Limited
London, UK

Off-Trade Sales Account Executive

Domaine Direct
Nationwide, working from a combination of home & London office.

Sales Executive/Brand Ambassador

Glenfarclas
Ballindalloch, Speyside, UK

Client Manager

Noble Rot
Wandsworth, London, GB

Spirits Investment Director

Stilnovisti
London, UK

Junior Brand Manager

Enotria Winecellars
Park Royal, London, UK

Content & Digital Assistant

ABVGlobal
London, UK

Sales Manager

Cellar Trends
London, UK

Editorial Assistant

Wine List Confidential
London, UK

Champagne Masters 2017

Deadline : 7th July 2017

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

Deadline : 10th July 2017

The Global Malbec Masters 2017

Deadline : 10th July 2017

The Global Syrah Masters 2017

Deadline : 18th July 2017

Click to view more

The Drinks Business Awards 2017

Now in its 15th year, the db awards have become the most authoritative, internationally respected badge of achievement in the alcoholic drinks industry.

The Asian Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2017

the drinks business Hong Kong announces its first year of The Asian Cabernet Sauvignon Masters.

Rioja Masters 2016

Now in its fifth year, the competition will recognise and reward the finest Riojas on the world stage.

Fortified Masters 2016

Now in its third year, The Fortified Masters will reward the best fortified wines on offer.

Click to view more