A Not-So-Merry Christmas
Night before Christmas, and all through the house... not a creature was
stirring, not even a mouse.
A broken watermain meant several families (and even the mouse) had to
stage an emergency evacuation over Christmas.
Sinking Stinky Sewers
It's a problem that's plagued
municipalities large and small - after all, nothing irritates a downtown
business association more than a stench wafting from the manholes on main
New technologies bring new solutions... like "Vortex
Flow" manhole inserts, which suck sewer gasses downward until they're
reincorporated into the sewer flow. The inserts require no power, can be
retrofitted to any existing sewer line, and are entirely maintenance free.
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Questions or concerns about municipal infrastructure?
Let's talk. I can be reached at:
Tel: (905) 670-7676
or: (800) 268-4664
Fax (905) 670-1512
6810 Invader Cres, Mississauga, ON
Veso Sobot, P.Eng.
Director, Corporate Affairs
Oh No -
Not Again: Boil Water Advisory in Walkerton...
Cast-iron pipes from Walkerton
(courtesy of ES & E magazine)
Many of you remember the spring of 2000, when seven people died and over
2,000 fell ill after drinking contaminated tap water in Walkerton,
Residents of the small
Ontario community thought that nightmare was behind them... until just before
Christmas, when Public Health Officials announced
yet another boil water advisory.
The culprit? Broken
water mains allowing untreated water into the system. IPEX donated
over $100,000 worth of new vinyl pipe to the town during the crisis, but
unfortunately, parts of the town still rely on older, cast iron
Residents were finally able
turn their water back on for the New Year.