Water Treatment for the Future: Finding an Alternative to Chlorine

Water safety is a big deal. Which is why water treatment regulations are strict and disinfection methods are developed very carefully over years of study. Alternatives to chlorine – the conventional disinfectant – can seem risky, as most do not have the well-noted 100-year history in water treatment. However, due to recent findings about chlorine,…

Love Your Water, Love Your Summer

We enjoy water all year round, in our homes, as snow, as part of the scenery, but there’s something extra special about water in the summer. Whether you’re drinking an ice cold glass of water or splashing in the pool or camping by the lake, water is embedded in summer life. We want you to…

We Can’t Afford Out of Sight, Out of Mind

“We are at an inflection point with water infrastructure,” writes Lynn Broaddus in an article for Brookings. While Broaddus is talking about the situation in the United States, the same situation is present in Canada. In February, a CBC News article read: “Water main breaks are such a common occurrence near Paola Casale’s coffee boutique in Roxboro that some…

When Conventional Won’t Cut It

Chlorine has been the conventional method of water treatment for more than a century. Crucial in preventing water borne diseases and related deaths in the early 1900s, the serious side-effects of chlorine have recently been exposed. In the mid-1970s, the first guidelines to regulate the newly discovered toxic chlorine disinfection by-products (DBPs) – created when…

Changing the Water Landscape in Newfoundland: Q&A with Jay Whiteside

Jay Shares his Thoughts on SanEcoTec®’s Municipal Water Projects in Newfoundland. From an interview originally published in the Canadian Municipal Water Consortium Newsletter CWN: You have played a crucial role in ensuring safe drinking water in Newfoundland. What water quality challenges were being faced to spark SanEcoTec’s involvement? JW: Sunnyside and Milltown and other towns we’ve worked…

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