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Shannon to Receive Federal Funding

Posted on February 13, 2009
The community stricken by water contaminated by trichloroethylene (TCE ) -- an odourless, tasteless solvent, proven to cause cancer -- will soon receive funds from the federal government to complete the extension of its municipal network and water supply. Feds committed today to nearly $13.5 million to finish the project in Shannon, Quebec. "The improvement of the drinking water system was a priority for our government," said Josee Verner, minister of intergovernmental affairs. "That is why I have been working closely with the municipality and other key stakeholders to find a solution." The government is working with the province [...]

Quebec Sees Gas Tax Results

Posted on February 9, 2009
Saint-Raphael, Que. will see funds from the Federal Gas Tax Revenues and the province's contribution. The municipality will use the first payment of $190,375 to replace a potable water-line under Highway 281 and St-Pierre Boulevard, proceed with water research, including plans and specifications, the construction and connection of a new well as well as the preparation of a response plan and system inspection. The municipality will receive a total of $487,614 by the end of 2009 for its important infrastructure projects. Also receiving federal and provincial funds is the Parish of Notre-Dame-des-Pins. The Parish will use $204,290 [...]

GENIVAR Acquires WSA and Envirotel

Posted on February 6, 2009
The GENIVAR Income Fund has acquired two consulting engineering firms: Montreal-based WSA Trenchless Consultants Inc. and Sherbrooke-based Envirotel 3000 Inc. WSA specializes in municipal infrastructure, while Envirotel specializes in environmental services. WSA has expertise in trenchless technologies used to install, replace, test and stop leaks in water and wastewater systems. "This technique will enable us to rebuild aging infrastructure using less intrusive methods, thereby reducing the amount of ground-level excavation and minimizing the impact on local residents," said François Perreault, VP, Western Quebec, GENIVAR. WSA [...]

Premier Tech Partners with Croisières AML to Treat Ship Wastewater

Posted on November 5, 2008
Premier Tech has announced that it will partner with Croisières AML in a project for treating wastewater from ships. In May 2007, the federal government issued new Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships and for Dangerous Chemicals. Under these regulations, ships must now comply with much stricter discharge standards. Croisières AML, which provides excursion cruises, investigated possible treatment solutions that could be adapted to the ships' physical constraints, and meet the performance criteria imposed by the new regulations. Croisières AML entered into a partnership agreement with Premier Tech Environment [...]

H2O Innovation Signs $9.4 Million Contract

Posted on October 30, 2008
H2O Innovation Inc., a Canadian company specializing exclusively in water technology, has won a bid launched by Petro-Canada Oil Sands Inc. on behalf of Fort Hills Energy L.P. to build six water filtration units with a combined treatment capacity of 3960 cubic meters per day. Using clean technology, the membrane water filtration units will be installed at the Fort Hills Mine currently being built in northern Alberta. Amounting to $9.4 million, this contract is the biggest in H2O Innovation's history. The contract calls for the first two water filtration units to be delivered in April 2009, the next two in summer 2009, and the last [...]

GLV Grows Business in U.S.

Posted on October 8, 2008
Management of GLV Inc. has announced that in recent weeks, the Water Treatment Group (Eimco Water Technologies) has been awarded several major contracts worth a total of close to $26 million, including approximately $23 million in the municipal market. Eimco Water Technologies will notably supply submerged membrane bioreactors (MBR), including an order worth over $6 million, as well as clarifiers, different aeration and digestion systems and other specialized equipment to several municipalities, primarily in the United States but also in Canada, Europe and Australia. The company has also been awarded various large-sized orders in the [...]

Richard Arena Gets $5.2M Revamp

Posted on October 2, 2008
Montreal's Maurice Richard Arena is to get a $5.2-million facelift starting in March and then be temporarily dedicated to short-track speed skaters training for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, reports Montreal's Gazette. The 47-year-old, 6,600-seat arena is to have its water treatment system upgraded, along with new refrigeration and heating systems. Funding for the work is to be split among the Quebec government ($2.6 million), the city of Montreal ($2.1 million) and Speed Skating Canada ($500,000). [...]

Weekend Water News

Posted on September 2, 2008
Funds A wastewater treatment plant in Cambridge, Ont. is getting a $21-million upgrade: the aim is to "dewater" the sludge held in its digesters. Meanwhile, Victoria, B.C. water pipes are getting a $10-million upgrade. The watermains, installed in 1927, will ensure quality drinking water and improved water pressure for firefighting. Barrie, Ont. is expanding its water and wastewater systems with three major infrastructure projects that include a $108-million surface water treatment plant and low lift pumping station, an $87-million water pollution control plant expansion, and a $23-million expansion of the city's biosolids storage [...]

‘Blue Gold’ Report: MEI

Posted on August 29, 2008
Though some people fear harmful exploitation or even the drying up of water resources, Marcel Boyer, the author of a research paper published by the Montreal Economic Institute, says it is urgent to look seriously at developing Canada's ‘blue gold,' particularly in the form of controversial large-scale exports. "The development and marketing of this expertise require a strategic plan to enable Quebec to become a leader in water management," says Boyer, vice president and chief economist of the Institute. Canada holds the world's most extensive freshwater reserves, with 8% of world inventory. Quebec has 3% of the planet's fresh [...]

H2O Innovation Secures Over $1.9 Million in Contracts

Posted on August 27, 2008
H2O Innovation has signed five new contracts, totaling $1.9 million. The municipality of St-Adolphe-d'Howard, Quebec, has signed on for a packaged nanofiltration treatment system including all pre-treatments. This plant will be using H2O's technology: NanH2Ofiltration. The company was awarded two other contracts for the design and manufacture of containerized treatment units. The first one will be used to treat an industrial effluent in Oceanside, California, and the second will be used to produce drinking water for a workers camp in Northern Quebec. Wastewater Technology Inc., a US subsidiary of H2O, has been awarded a contract [...]
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