Soneera Water Honors Commitment to Saskatchewan – Partners with Local Distributor and Manufacturer
Soneera Water Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Tecvalco Ltd as the exclusive Distributor and Manufacturer for Canada.
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.
“We are so very excited by the potential of this technology,” noted the president of Tecvalco, Mike Menger. “This partnership pairs Tecvalco’s expertise in manufacturing and sales with Soneera’s revolutionary technology. Soneera compliments the range of products we are currently offering.”
Mr. Menger also stressed that this deal helps solidify manufacturing jobs associated with this product line here in Saskatchewan – something that is very important to him and his organization.
Darrell Behan, Soneera Water’s CEO, said “We recognized the potential for the broader Canadian market very early in the Town of Unity sales cycle. This partnership with the Town of Unity will very positively impact our time to market in the region. Tecvalco brings the experience and infrastructure required to maximize that potential.”
Soneera Water’s COO, Geoff Hukins, had previously noted that finding local manufacturing was high on their priority list. “Securing a deal with Tecvalco has fulfilled this corporate objective for Soneera Water” stated Geoff Hukins.
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.
On June 14th Mr. Menger and Mr. Behan updated the Town of Unity’s Mayor, Sylvia Maljan, and the Town Council about the new agreement between Soneera Water and Tecvalco.
Mayor Maljan said she “was extremely pleased that Unity was involved in bringing this cutting edge Technology to Canada and due to that foresight, the town was helping to maintain and grow jobs in the manufacturing sector in Saskatchewan”.
“We are also pleased that the first two modular systems built at Tecvalco’s North Battleford manufacturing will be for Unity’s sewerage ponds upgrade project” added the mayor.
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. www.tecvalco.com
For more information, contact:
Gerald Ford at [email protected] or
Geoff Hukins at [email protected]