Aging systems releasing sewage into riversAmerica's
aging sewer systems continue to dump human waste into rivers and
streams, despite years of fines and penalties targeting publicly owned
agencies responsible for sewage overflows, a new analysis shows.
The problem isn't one-off or
unique. The study data may be American, but closer to home in the
nation's capital, tempers are flaring after a massive sewage leak into
the Ottawa river.
Two Canadian Utilities win Environmental Award
The water utilities in Calgary and Edmonton are
recipients of the first International Award
for Sustainable Infrastructure in recognition of their outstanding
performance records, their excellent management of infrastructure
assets, and their substantial savings in repair costs. More.
Revolutionary New Pipe
We are really excited about this. We already know PVC pipe has
excellent performance. But IPEX will
be the first manufacturer in Canada to introduce something known as biaxially-oriented
PVC - we like to call it 'Superpipe...' or "Bionax."
(More information here.)
It's near bulletproof. It's crush resistant. You can
bend it, drive a bulldozer over it, hit it with a sledgehammer...
you can't hurt this stuff.
Coming to a subdivision near you in September 2008.
Toward More Efficient Municipal
Governments in Canada
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has released a great essay on how
municipalities can literally save billions of dollars.
It's 11pm - do you know where your pipes are?
Officials in Nova Scotia are
left scratching their head, wondering where a
1.6 kilometre pipeline has disappeared to. Consider this yet
another argument to consider using plastic pipes.
IPEX wins Environmental Award in
If we can toot our own horn for just a
minute, IPEX just brought home more hardware - the 2008 Phenix award
by the Quebec Ministry of Environment, awarded to a company who
implemented a sustainable development approach.
More (in french) here.
Questions or concerns about municipal
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