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OCWA and Lystek International Sign MOU
On March 7th, OCWA and Lystek International Inc. (Lystek) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together and jointly pursue mutually beneficial business opportunities. Details to be announced shortly on www.ocwa.com/en/news  
OCWA and PICA Sign Teaming Agreement

OCWA and PICA recently signed a teaming agreement which allows the two organizations to offer condition assessment services to OCWA clients in Ontario. PICA (pronounced: "peeka") provides direct condition assessment of pipelines through the use of in-line (ILI) inspection tools. For more information on PICA, please visit www.picacorp.com 

OCWA Welcomes New Director of Engineering
Sangeeta Chopra, P. Eng, has recently joined OCWA in the role of Director, Engineering Services. Ms. Chopra comes to OCWA with over 12 years of engineering experience in the water, wastewater and biosolids industries. Continue Reading 
 
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March 2013
Welcome Message


Another World Water Day has now come and gone. The theme for 2013 was "Water Cooperation." I can't help thinking how fitting this was for OCWA. In fact, we marked World Water Day alongside an organization that we are delighted to be "cooperating" with for a second year.
  
On March 22nd, OCWA and GlobalMedic volunteers spent the day drilling Rainfresh buckets for people in need around the world (see OCWA in the Community feature below).
  
We are also pleased to be "cooperating" with the Clean Water Foundation to launch our "Prescription for Clean Water" pharmaceutical take-back program, aimed at keeping prescription drugs out of wastewater. The program will officially launch April 12th at the Green Living Show in Toronto (drop by!), but look for full details in the next issue of Waterline.
  
We were proud to celebrate World Water Day by helping provide clean water to those in need around the world, and we are equally proud of our ability to provide clean, safe water to the people of Ontario everyday. Here's to future "cooperation"!

Robin Kind
Chair, OCWA Social Responsibility Team

Case Study: Huron Pipeline Repair 
Quick action leads to minimal disruption for residents

 
   
In late 2012, the London Regional Water Supply, working with Pure Technologies, completed a condition assessment of the primary transmission water pipeline. This pipeline travels 47 kms from the water treatment plant located near Grand Bend on Lake Huron to the Arva terminal reservoir just outside of London.  Read Case Study

OCWA in the Community
OCWA and Global Medic Celebrate World Water Day  
Volunteers drill Rainfresh buckets for families in need
Post-Drill: OCWA Volunteers Proudly Pose at G.E. Booth
March 22 marked World Water Day and for 20 OCWA volunteers that meant arriving  bright and early at Peel Region's G.E. Booth wastewater facility to work alongside GlobalMedic. OCWA kicked off the 2013 GlobalMedic campaign by drilling 2,000 Rainfresh buckets to be delivered to over 7,000 people in need around the word.  Click on the following links for further coverage and photos:
World Water Day at OCWA (OCWA Website)
OCWA's Bucket Assembly Line (Water Canada)

 


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