September and October are busy months in the water and wastewater industry. Amongst other things, there's the Water Environment Federation's annual conference (WEFTEC), the Western Canada Water (WCW) Annual Conference, and Environmental Operators Certification Program (EOCP) operator training programs to prepare for.
Ramtech was actively involved in this year's WCW's Annual Conference. We hosted a booth with our manufacturers, and fellow reps EDA Environmental (from Manitoba). If you didn't have a chance to visit, meet the staff and learn more about our services, please don't hesitate to give us a call or contact us.
Conference attendees were also treated to Scott Bindner's (Trojan UV Technologies) presentation titled "Maximizing UV System Performance for Small Community Drinking Water Disinfection", which detailed practical approaches to using UV disinfection and UV advancements.
And Ramtech, with Trojan UV, sponsored the WCW tour of the Advancing Canadian Wastewater Assets (ACWA) facility located at the Calgary Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. Twenty or so people attended, including operators, owners and regulators.
The ACWA facility is unique in that it allows scientists to work side-by-side with municipal wastewater operators to replicate environmental water problems within a full-scale treatment plant. It's 3.8 kilometres of naturalized streams, enable scientific experts in ecology, biology, toxicology, microbiology, process engineering, medicine and public health; along with municipalities and industrial partners, to work towards ensuring clean drinking water for the planet. Pretty cool!
For more information on ACWA, please visit: http://ucalgary.ca/acwa/