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Risk Assessment for Re-Opening Buildings

If a business or building has been closed or minimally utilized during the COVID-19 shutdown, [then] a water system, or any device that utilizes water, is at risk as a breeding ground for Legionella. Guidance Documents for reopening businesses or buildings are calling attention to the risk of Legionella in Standards of Care and are requiring greater…

Els and Jim, Founders

Interview with the Founders

Els Vanbeckevoort and Jim Shubat started SanEcoTec out of their home in 2010 with a vision that Healthy Water Can Change the World.  A decade later – and with worldwide seismic shifts occurring daily – they believe in their vision even more. How is SanEcoTec coping with the pandemic? Els: We’re grateful for the opportunity…

Alternative Disinfection Pathways vs. Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the Cause of COVID-19

The novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) responsible for COVID-19 disease has caused havoc and fear. Maintaining physical distancing and sanitizing protocols are the current new normal everywhere. Can proper sanitization/disinfection inactivate the virus? Yes. The morphology of Coronavirus belongs to a category of enveloped viruses which are less resistive to oxidizing chemicals, including chlorine dioxide, sodium/calcium hypochlorite…

SanEcoTec Wins 2nd WATER’S NEXT AWARD for AVIVE Water Treatment

(Ottawa) – SanEcoTec Ltd. has been named 2019 Winner of Water’s Next Award for Projects and Technology – Early Adoption.  The Award recognizes AVIVE, the Company’s comprehensive water treatment program combining innovative know-how with advanced technologies to improve water management and crop productivity in produce, ornamental and cannabis growing operations.   The Award was presented…

Water: Your First Line of Defense Against Food Recalls

On May 22, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency added a Class 1 (high risk) recall for microgreens – due to listeria contamination – to its Food Recall Report. Food recalls are serious business. Producers face heavy financial consequences; consumers are exposed to potential health risks; consumers lose trust in products and companies; and litigation follows….

The Most Essential Nutrient

Whether you’re a human, plant or animal, the quality of your drinking water is important. For humans, the consequences of drinking unsafe water are usually quite obvious and unpleasant – dehydration, sickness, and in extreme cases, death. Plants and animals have a greater tolerance for lower quality water, but no amount of food and nutrients…

Penguins for Healthy Water

Penguins aren’t so different from humans. Sure, they’re covered in feathers, lay eggs, and eat only seafood, but if you can get past the beak and webbed feet you’ll see we are connected by something bigger than our differences. Water. Despite the 16,000 kilometres that separate us from our favourite flightless birds, the consequences of…

Flint Five Years Later

This April marked five years since the beginning of Flint’s water crisis. The aftermath of Flint – lawsuits, criminal charges, deaths related to Legionella, lead-poisoning, chlorinated disinfection by-products – has consequences that can’t be realized in days, only in years.   On April 25, 2014 the city of Flint, Michigan, switched their source of municipal drinking…

Earth Day – Protect the Blue

It’s Earth Day today.    This year’s theme demands action to “Protect our Species”. According to Earth Day Network, “…human beings have irrevocably upset the balance of nature and, as a result, the world is facing the greatest rate of extinction since we lost the dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago.” Through the Protect…

Calling on Canada to Lead the Way

Happy World Water Day! This year’s theme is Leaving no one behind and is associated with UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 which says: “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.” Canada has an abundant supply of water and is recognized by various sources[1] as one of the best countries in the…