Company’s water treatment technology will combat water issues in Indigenous communities

Innovative clarification technology for wastewater treatment plant at Stoney Nakoda First Nation. Photo: Dylan Smart, VP Water Care Company

“It’s been way too long. Like we still have… I don’t have the numbers in front of me, but I believe it’s almost 50 nations across Canada that are still on boil water advisories. How is this possible in 2021 in this country?” - Dylan Smart, VP, Water Care Company

Many First Nations and remote communities across Canada do not have access to safe, clean water. Steel River Group’s new entity, Water Care Company, has received funding to support a water treatment pilot project in Stoney Nakoda First Nation.

Alberta Innovates committed $328,000 to Water Care Company to develop a pre-commercial prototype of its clarification technology at the Morley Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The funds will help Water Care Company continue to develop the water treatment technology, with the ultimate goal of bringing it to communities across Canada facing water problems.

Dylan Smart is the vice president of Water Care Company located in Calgary.

“It’s been way too long. Like we still have… I don’t have the numbers in front of me, but I believe it’s almost 50 nations across Canada that are still on boil water advisories. How is this possible in 2021 in this country?”

He says Water Care Company is ready to make a difference and start changing this. 

“At the end of the day, we want to help people.”

The technology is a lower cost solution, he said, and can be used as a stand-alone system or as an add-on to current systems in use.

Further information can be found on the company’s website.

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