USask partners with Saskatoon for pilot project to prevent river pollution


The University of Saskatchewan has partnered with the City of Saskatoon to prevent litter from entering the South Saskatchewan River. Together, USask and the city will embark on a two-year pilot project that uses trash-trap nets attached to outfalls to capture debris before it enters the river. USask staff and students will then collect and analyze the contents of the nets to better understand the river’s sources of pollution. “We hope that this research will help the City understand the sources of pollution better, with the ultimate goal of controlling it before it can enter the river,” said USask Associate Professor Dr Kerry McPhedran.

City of Saskatoon | CBC