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BioteQ Signs Contract for Seasonal Whitehorse Plant

Posted on October 7, 2009
Vancouver-based BioteQ Environmental Technologies, Inc. will design and build a water treatment plant in Whitehorse at the Minto copper mine owned by Minto Explorations Limited. BioteQ will provide process design, engineering and project management services on a fee basis. Minto Explorations is providing the capital and operating cost of the plant, which is expected to be installed at the mine site before spring runoff in 2010. The Minto Mine is an active high grade copper mine with gold and silver credits, located 240 kilometres north of Whitehorse in the Canadian Yukon. Water treatment operations are seasonal, typically from May [...]

BIOREM Awarded B.C. Wastewater Biofiltration Project

Posted on October 7, 2009
Guelph, Ontario-based BIOREM Inc. has been awarded an advanced biofiltration project in British Columbia valued at $720,000. Under the terms of the agreement, Biorem will supply a two-stage air emissions control system to remove the odorous compounds from the air at a municipal wastewater treatment facility located in southern British Columbia. The system, which includes a biotrickling filter followed by a biofilter with Biorem's permanent XLD media, is expected to treat approximately 9,000 cubic meters of complex contaminated air sources per hour. It's expected to be fully operational in the second quarter of 2010. [...]

Armtec Wins YDSS Contract

Posted on October 7, 2009
Armtec Infrastructure Income Fund has been awarded a $26.9 million contract to supply water management products to upgrade the Southeast Collector Sewer System, which is part of the York Durham Sewage System (YDSS), a wastewater collection system first constructed by the Province of Ontario in the late 1970s and early 1980s. For the project, the fund will manufacture and deliver 12,500 precast concrete segmental rings, each of which is three-metres in diameter. When installed, the rings will collectively form a continuous tunnel liner of 15 kilometres. The project is scheduled to begin production in mid-January 2010 and ramp up to [...]

Canadian Water Tech Companies Win Green 15 Awards

Posted on October 1, 2009
Several Canadian water industry companies have won 2009 Deloitte Technology Green 15 Awards, an award created in 2007 to showcase 15 Canadian companies that are leading the way to create major breakthroughs in the field of green technology. In no particular order: H2O Innovation Inc. designs, develops, produces, and integrates custom-built water treatment systems for the production of drinking water, the reclamation of water, the treatment of wastewater and industrial process water for multiple markets. Bionest designs, manufactures and markets equipment which provides solutions for the treatment of domestic wastewater. EnviroTower [...]

Laliberté Makes for Space

Posted on September 30, 2009
"Humanitarian space explorer" Guy Laliberté blasted into orbit early this morning, becoming Canada's first space tourist. The Cirque du Soleil and ONE DROP Foundation founder has said his goal in space is to raise awareness of water issues facing the world. "My mission is dedicated to making a difference on this vital resource by using what I know best: artistry," said Laliberté in a press release announcing his training at the Yu. A. Gagarin State Scientific Research-and-Testing Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City. CWT wishes Laliberté a safe and pleasant journey to the International Space Station. You can visit his [...]

New Sewage Rules in Manitoba Met with Criticism

Posted on September 30, 2009
Manitoba has announced new rules for sewage disposal, including a ban on new sewage ejectors and a ban on septic fields in sensitive areas. “Manitobans recognize it is time to move beyond outdated and unsustainable ways of dealing with sewage in favour of more responsible methods,” Conservation Minister Stan Struthers said earlier this week. Effective immediately, the new regulations will: Prohibit the use of a disposal field for new systems in sensitive areas, Crown land cottage developments, provincial parks and portions of the Red River corridor; Prohibit the installation of new sewage ejectors and eliminate existing [...]

Eimco Sees $30M in New Contracts

Posted on September 29, 2009
GLV Inc.’s water treatment group, Eimco Water Technologies, has been awarded new major contracts worth close to $30.3 million. Among the major orders awarded in recent weeks to Montreal-based Eimco, which will be completed between November 2009 and October 2010, more than $24.5 million relate to the industrial segment. Eimco Water Technologies has obtained orders totalling some $20 million for water intake screening systems, including an $8-million contract in Germany and several other large-scale orders in the Netherlands, Canada and Hong Kong. GLV has also won contracts worth close to $4 million in Australia for the food and [...]

Atlantic First Nations Get a Water Boost

Posted on September 28, 2009
The Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation has broken ground Phase I of its new wastewater treatment facility for the community located 40 kilometres from the town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL. Phase I of the two-phase project involves the installation and upgrading of collection lines to the wastewater collection system. Phase II will begin in 2010, with the construction of the wastewater treatment plant. The government's contribution of $7.7 million to the Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation Wastewater Treatment Plant was drawn from the $165 million investment for 18 water and wastewater projects for First Nation communities identified in the [...]

$1M for Healthy Waterways: M.B.

Posted on September 25, 2009
Manitoba is strengthening its strategy for healthy waterways with an investment of $1 million to protect and restore wetlands including its largest marshes, Water Stewardship Minister Christine Melnick and Conservation Minister Stan Struthers announced yesterday. “As part of our comprehensive strategy to restore and protect the province’s wetlands, we are providing Ducks Unlimited with a grant of $300,000 to restore Manitoba’s two largest marshes:  Netley-Libau Marsh on Lake Winnipeg and Delta Marsh on Lake Manitoba,” Melnick said.  “Restoring two of the largest marshes of their kind in North America will add another dimension [...]

Funds Announced for Saskatoon’s Water Reservoir Project

Posted on September 25, 2009
Feds are setting aside up to one-third of the eligible costs of the Water Reservoir project in Saskatoon, to a maximum federal contribution of $7 million, and the province and city have also committed funds. The total estimated cost of the water reservoir is $21,437,000. "The water reservoir expansion and the flood control project will increase access to safe drinking water and contribute to a healthier and cleaner environment by reducing the amount of untreated wastewater,” said Kelly Block, MP for Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar. Feds and the province are also contributing up to one-third of the eligible costs of the Flood Control [...]
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