Minneapolis, MN – October 12, 2015 – Leaders in Kandiyohi County installed an environmentally-friendly system to clean up the toxic water that is collected at the bottom of the lined landfill, called leachate. Rather than trucking 3-4 million gallons of leachate to the local waste water treatment plant, the county installed a single-pass membrane system designed by Clark Technology. The system produces clean water that meets the National Drinking Water Standard. Kandiyohi County is paving the way for the future of landfill leachate treatment and protecting the environment for future generations.
“The formal completion of this project offers a monumental paradigm shift in water as a natural resource and opens up amazing opportunity globally,” says Dr. Abi Assadi, Chief Executive Officer at Clark Technology.
“Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners and Administration had the vision and courage to move this project forward, knowing that the outcome would have a positive impact on the environment and the future of processing leachate in the county,” Larry Kleindl, Kandiyohi County Administrator, says.
Clark Technology and Apex Efficiency Solutions worked together on this project for the county which has been embraced by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s (MPCA) and the effluent meets the National Drinking Water Standard. With a model project, a government agency benefiting from its use, and the MPCA endorsing the results there are many water resources and wastewater treatment challenges locally, nationally and internationally that could benefit from this technology.
Founded in 2014, Clark Technology develops and/or leverages technologies that improve the environment, people’s health and quality of life specifically by creating sustainable economic engine and thrive-able communities. Clark Technology was formed out of Clark Engineering, a 78-year old consulting engineering firm based out of Minneapolis with offices in South Dakota and a partner office in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.