Capacity expansion Imog landfill requires environmental impact report

Imog is the inter-municipal cooperation for collecting and processing household waste. This involves 10 municipalities in South-West Flanders and Kruisem. As the company is working on a new policy plan for the site in Moen, the feasibility is being assessed with the authorised local government and an environmental impact assessment is planned. Imog has called on the EIR expert for water at Witteveen+Bos for this.

EIR concerning water discharge and treatment

Witteveen+Bos is helping to draft an environmental impact assessment whereby we clearly map the impact of discharging treated wastewater on the surface water in the Rijtgracht and the Schelde. This report forms a crucial part in the environmental permit application for expanding the landfill in Moen.

Imog chooses Witteveen+Bos as partner

In view of previous close partnerships with Imog, we have a clear impression of the water management involved in the operation. This means that we can efficiently map the water flows on site and present simulations of the future discharge and its impact.

The result of this study:

  • well-founded advice about possible improvements, such as alternative discharge options, buffering to avoid peaks, etc. 
  • an accurate assessment of the impact of the activities on the local surface water.

Close consultation with VMM

To find a solution to such issues, close consultation with the Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij (VMM) is vital. This also allows us to discuss the details of all the possible options in advance and assess their impact and any alternatives.

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