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OCWA Workshops - Pipeline Inspection

OCWA will be holding a series of workshops throughout June where we will discuss the importance of regular condition assessment to  verify whether pipelines need to be repaired, rehabilitated or replaced. Working with some of our partners, OCWA will be offering pipeline inspection services to our clients. Click here for locations and to RSVP! 

American Water Works Association (AWWA) - ACE 13
June 9-13, 2013
Denver, CO.
Canadian Water Summit

June 27, 2013

Calgary, AB 

http://www.watersummit.ca/
   
Industry News
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OCWA Technology Showcase 
Don't miss an opportunity to attend the 3rd Annual OCWA Technology Showcase, taking place December 3 & 4, 2013 at the Hilton Toronto Airport. We are excited to once again be introducing new and emerging technologies in the water and wastewater sector. As part of our Showcase, OCWA will once again be hosting a Fundraising Dinner for GlobalMedic. More information to follow at www.ocwa.com/technology_showcase.  

Please contact Amy Lane, Maketing Specialist, at alane@ocwa.com for sponsorship opportunities.  
2013 NJWEA Operation Challenge Results! 
Congratulations to OCWA's two Operations Challenge Teams. The OCWA Jets came in 3rd place overall, while The Flangetastic Four came in 3rd place in the Lab competition. Special kudos to Carly McLennan, one of OCWA's Operator/Mechanics in Stratford  for winning the title of Women's Fastest Saw Cut! 
  
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May 2013
Welcome Message
The last little while has been busy here at OCWA! Our staff went from celebrating the successful piloting of new technologies in Killaloe (Feature - below), to standing beside our client communities during times of distress ("OCWA in the Community - Minden Hills Flooding").

Throughout June, we look forward to participating in Water Festivals and educating future generations about what OCWA thinks about daily - the importance of keeping our water clean and safe. 

Jane Pagel

President & CEO, OCWA

Feature Article
 
OCWA, Township of Killaloe and SanEcoTec Celebrate Successful Pilot for THM Reduction
Huwa-San also being implemented in second Ontario community
From L to R: Jim Shubat, President, SanEcoTec Ltd.; Jos Roebben, Founder, Roam Chemie; Janice Visneskie, Mayor, Township of Killaloe, Hagarty & Richards; Andrew Valickis, Engineering Project Manager, OCWA
The Township of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards held an open house and ribbon cutting event at the Killaloe Water Treatment Plant to mark the successful implementation of the pilot project to reduce Trihalomethane (THM) concentrations in the drinking water system. The project utilized SanEcoTec's product, Huwa-San hydrogen peroxide (HSP) as a secondary disinfectant. 
Read Full Article (courtesy of Barry's Bay this Week)

 

A second Ontario community, Glencoe, recently announced that it too will be using Huwa-San, becoming the second community in North America to utilize the hydrogen peroxide as a secondary water treatment.  

Read Full Article (courtesy of London Free Press)  

OCWA in the Community
OCWA Responds to Flooding in Minden Hills 

On April 20, 2013, The Township of Minden Hills declared a State of Emergency after heavy rainfall and snowmelt in the Trent-Severn led to a "100 year flood" of the Gull River. The flood caused major damage to residential and commercial properties in this community of 5,000, also leading to road and bridge closures throughout the area.

 

With water levels peaking on April 23, OCWA's Emergency Response Team were called to the community, bringing two team members and additional pumping equipment. Read Case Study 

 

A Great Start for OCWA's GlobalMedic Campaign as Staff Raise over $7K in the Mississauga Marathon 
Members of "Team OCWA/GlobalMedic" pose during the Mississauga Marathon
A team of OCWA employees walked and ran in various Mississauga Marathon events May 4 and 5 to raise money for OCWA's GlobalMedic campaign. Participants raised $7,347 to date  and are continuing to collect donations until the end of the month. Click here if you would like to make a donation.

 


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