Where did the Romaine Lettuce Go?

In November 2018, shoppers in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia noticed a prominent empty space in the produce wall of their local grocery store. Due to an E. coli scare linked to lettuce grown in California, romaine lettuce had been removed from shelves. It was the third time in 2018 that E. coli outbreaks were…

A Special Message from our Co-Founders

It seems fitting that a company, whose desire is to provide healthy water, would be based out of Canada, a country with three coastlines, millions of lakes, and 20% of the world’s freshwater supply. Water is so fixed in the North American lifestyle that we can often forget or overlook it. We think of water…

15 Easy Tips to Have a Planet-Happy Holiday Season

We hope that your holiday season is filled with good food, family, friends, and fun for a light and joy-filled celebration. This December, as you host or attend your parties, prepare for all the big meals and cozy up with the family, consider trying all or some of the things on the list below to…

Simplify Water with SPI®

Water is complex. But water quality monitoring and control doesn’t have to be. SPI® is an advanced on-line colorimetric solution for monitoring and controlling disinfectant residuals and other important water quality parameters. “SPI simplifies the process,” says Robert Tyssen, Engineering Project Manager at SanEcoTec® Ltd. “You don’t have to take samples by hand and SPI…

The Case for Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide As a naturally-occurring molecule, hydrogen peroxide, is water with an additional oxygen atom. Instead of H2O, it’s H2O2. It’s biodegradable, comprised of water and oxygen. In recent years, hydrogen peroxide’s use has evolved from basic applications in food preparation and organic agriculture to an alternative method of drinking water treatment. Background Chlorine has…

Be a Water Advocate

As children we learned about the water cycle. Since then, we’ve often heard that Canada has a lot of freshwater. In fact, we have 20% of the world’s supply. However, that number doesn’t reflect how much freshwater is useful. “To be useful,” says the Government of Canada website, “water must be in a particular place…

SanEcoTec® Talks AVIVE® and Sustainable Water Treatment with Premier Ball at Annual MNL Conference

On October 4-6, Robert Abernethy, Director of New Business Development, and Ashley Hillier, Water Quality Coordinator, at SanEcoTec® Ltd. attended the 68th annual Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador Conference & Trade Show in Gander, Newfoundland. Robert and Ashley represented the AVIVE® Public Drinking Water System created by SanEcoTec. AVIVE is approved for secondary disinfection in water treatment by…

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,…

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