Aquatech Dewatering answers call from environmental agencies for industry to support green initiatives
“It’s Happening, Growth of Infrastructure, Industry and Community – We Can Work Together” is the focus for Aquatech’s Open House, demonstrating new environmentally-friendly pumping and dewatering equipment
- Safety has always been the most important operating requirement in the construction industry, including the dewatering and pumping components. However, increasingly, so is environment today. As society grows and communities are developed so does the need for improvements to our way of life and how our communities grow. Significantly, we need to approach this growth with the understanding that these improvements not only refers to our generation but, more importantly, to future generations.
- Aquatech, founded in 2006, has built its business around the fundamental that to successfully support the growth of infrastructure, industry and community, the integrity of the natural environment must and can be protected. From our approach, to our equipment, to our services, Aquatech stands by this fundamental, striving to incorporate it into all our day-to-day functions.
- The Aquatech Open House aims to bring engineers, contractors, consultants, developers, municipalities and regulatory agencies together to continue communications and increase the level of understanding for each other’s perspectives and goals.
- Regional Councillor, Joyce Frustaglio from the City of Vaughan to bring greetings
- Keynote Speaker, Deborah Martin-Downs from Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) to address how private and public sectors can work together to achieve mutual and respective goals
- Representatives from Aquatech and industry partners to provide various industry perspectives
- Displays of innovative and advanced fluid handling equipment from North America and Europe including; construction dewatering equipment; specialized fluid transfer and bypass pumps; discharge filtration and treatment equipment; and portable wheel wash systems.
- Demonstrations of environmentally-friendly, energy efficient pumping and filtration equipment
o NEW Aqua Enviro-Pump (Energy Efficient Dewatering Pump with no oil, grease or lubricant for use in environmentally sensitive dewatering or creek bypass pumping),
o DBS Pump Station Back Up Pump System (automated standby diesel pump permanently installed at sewage pump stations)
o Mobile Wheel Wash System (eliminates sediment transport from leaving sites on vehicles and earth moving trucks – no more dirty roads)
o Sewer Bypass Pumping Systems (Portable Pumping Equipment that can pump/bypass sections of sewers affected by flooding, collapse or pump station break/shut down)
o Micron Filtration System (filtration equipment to remove the smallest particles from discharge waters directed to environmentally sensitive areas)
o NEW Enviro-Tank (Portable discharge water sediment separation and contaminant filtration)
o Emergency Response (Large Portable Pump Equipment Fleet available 24/7 for storm flood, sewer emergency, flooded mine, dewatering, spills, temporary fire pumps and more)
Open House Date: Thursday, August 14, 2008
Location: 69 Connie Crescent, Concord ON L4K 1L3 (major intersection is Keele and Langstaff – two streets east of Keele south of Langstaff)
11am – 6pm Open House – Equipment Demonstrations and Displays
Refreshments and Hors D’oeuvres throughout the day
12:30pm Greetings – Regional Councillor Joyce Frustaglio, City of Vaughan
12:45pm Keynote Speaker – Deborah Martin-Downs, Director, Ecology, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA)
1:15pm Closing Remarks
Andy Ingriselli, President, Aquatech
Romeo DeGasperis, Vice-President, Con-Drain Company, Ltd.
1:30-3:30pm Complimentary BBQ
“We recognized the need for someone in the industry to take the lead, and not just say, but show that growth of development and infrastructure can be supported while protecting the integrity of the natural environment. ”, says Andy Ingriselli, President of Aquatech. “That’s why it is important for us to work with TRCA, MOE and other agencies, not only with the Open House to bring together key players in the industry, but also on a day-to-day and project-by-project basis. This is not just an Open House to showcase Aquatech’s equipment and services, but rather to demonstrate that with the right equipment, sound processes, good communication, and most importantly with the right approach, development and growth can happen without sacrificing the environment.”
Aquatech has worked hard to understand the concerns of Toronto and Region Conservation for the protection of streams and groundwater during the development process. Their team has responded with the techniques and technology that provide advanced care in a variety of situations, and can be relied upon to meet the demands of the development process while safeguarding the environment.
Deborah Martin-Downs, Director, Ecology Division, Toronto and Region Conservation
Dewatering has received a lot of negative press in the past few years, and we wanted to make it clear that this industry has the professionals and the specialists to address this requirement while respecting environmental sensitivities. Understanding the requirements of regulatory agencies and working in partnership with them to develop better techniques, equipment and methods in support of growth and development is key.
Russell Thomas, Project Manager, Aquatech Dewatering
Many in the community and among agencies have expressed a concern with the ability of the industry and municipalities to address potential problems with the new “big pipes” and deep sewers if a failure were to occur. There is a common fear of major sewage spills into water courses, wetlands and natural features. We demonstrate at the open house, that by working together with other specialists in the industry we can address any response to a temporary requirement to support our infrastructure if that need arises and thus avoid major spills that impact the environment.
Andy Ingriselli, President, Aquatech
In our industry, emergency response and the environment go hand-in-hand and every second counts. Whether it is an emergency sewage bypass pumping system to prevent raw sewage from entering the waterways, a pumping emergency related to a flood caused by a sudden storm or snow melt event, a requirement for a temporary fire pump to maintain essential protection measures of an operating industrial plant, a booster pump required to aid in potable drinking water supply or discharge filtration equipment needed to prevent turbid water pumped from a construction site from negatively impacting fish habitat in a small creek; we can work together to avoid or mitigate negative environmental impacts.
Norm Metcalfe, Branch Manager, Aquatech Pump and Power