As communities in Saskatchewan continue to expand, the need to treat waste water also grows. This is an issue already being faced by many towns and cities in the province, and one the companies of Tecvalco Ltd. and Soneera Water believe they have a solution for.
Tecvalco Ltd. a Niagara Falls-based company with a major manufacturing facility in North Battleford, has penned an agreement with Soneera Water, to be the exclusive manufacturer and sales representative for Soneera’s waste water treatment technology in Canada.
This deal helps solidify manufacturing jobs associated with this product line in Saskatchewan – something that is very important to the team at Tecvalco.
The first Canadian installation of the Soneera Water system is taking place in Unity, Saskatchewan. The installation will help accommodate the growth of the town, delivering clean water into Sink Lake and enhancing the quality of water that is in the existing treatment ponds. The system is designed with an eye to future growth, as it is modular and can be expanded as needed. The Town of Unity decided to go with the Soneera system after careful examination of the economics involved. They found that it was the most economically-viable of all the alternatives they considered.Soneera Water’s system was invented, in Australia, by Dr. Vivian Robinson. It has found acceptance and success in the Australian market, and was first introduced in North America in 2014 through a pilot project in Arizona. Once it was proven at a variety of waste water installations, Soneera Water LLC started marketing it in the U.S. The technology is patented in the U.S., and is patent-pending in Canada.
The Soneera Waste Water system is a membrane-free, continuous flow electroflocculation system that can treat up to 750 cubic metres of waste water per day using a single system module. It uses very small amounts of power, ranging typically from 0.03 to 0.07 Kwh/m3, and uses roughly one-fifth the physical footprint of a traditional treatment facility. There are no chemicals added to process, however, with the addition of chlorine and a UV system, the technology is capable of producing potable drinking water from raw sewage. It is capable of cleaning 95-98 per cent of all waste water types, and treats to the nano-filtration level. It is an automated system that is remotely monitored and programmed.
The two companies find thrilling potential in the fact that the technology can provide significant advantages to a wide variety of applications and industries. This includes not only community sewage treatment – like in Unity – but also: humanitarian applications, municipal support, manufacturing facilities, oil and gas industry, commercial and industrial sewage, cooling towers, disaster relief, military operations, and much more.
Tecvalco Ltd. is a premier distribution and manufacturing company, with staff across Canada. Incorporated in 1980, the company has a history of being integral in the development of the energy industry in Canada. Recently, the company acquired key assets from Grit Industries Inc., including the 93,000 square foot manufacturing facility in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. Tecvalco also operates offices out of: Lloydminster, Saskatchewan; Titusville, Florida; and has their head office in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
SONEERA WATER LLC
Registered in 2014 in the USA, Soneera Water has proven its patented waste water cleaning technology in Australia and the U.S.A. By operationalizing and proving a technology that has been known for many years Soneera Water has provided a low cost, high performance green option to traditional water treatment processes. Soneera holds the sole distribution rights to this patented technology and is excited to be bringing their product to Canada. Soneera Water’s Canadian subsidiary Soneera Water Canada Ltd is currently headquartered in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.