Note: The following article was excerpted from Pipeline, published by National Small Flows Clearinghouse. For an example of how alternative sewers were used to provide a cost effective solution for one rural Maritime community, read ETC’s Project Profile of the award winning, Victoria Water and Wastewater Project. Those who are fortunate enough to own a [more]
Alternative collection systems (ACS) include pressure, effluent and vacuum sewers. Effluent sewers further break down into STEG (septic tank effluent gravity) and/or STEP (septic tank effluent) systems. ACS often more appropriate and cost effective for rural communities and cluster developments than conventional gravity sewers.
3 Minute long video overview of the project: (Photo credit: Ron Garnett, AirScapes.ca) The Village of Victoria, PE is a quaint, rural village and picturesque tourist destination with many period buildings, artisans, restaurants and a bustling waterfront. Residential lots were subdivided in the mid 1800s and most are not large enough to accommodate modern septic [more]
Villa_Sur_Plage View the PDF version here. Villa Sur Plage Condominiums Robichaud, New Brunswick Client: Les Entreprises Mapoma Ltée Engineering Technologies Canada Ltd. (ETC) designed the first private cluster sewage system in New Brunswick to be managed by a condominium corporation. The system includes: Alternative Collection System – Septic Tank Effluent Gravity Sewer ● Innovative Sewage [more]
Brudenell-Fairway The Brudenell Fairway Chalets are located in Roseneath, Prince Edward Island. This rural development provides some of the most beautiful lodgings on PEI and required a practical, low maintenance and cost effective sewer servicing solution. The wastewater collection and treatment system is composed of three components: a septic tank effluent gravity (STEG) sewer, a [more]
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has published a video of ETC’s award winning “Victoria Water and Wastewater Pilot Project”. The Community of Victoria in PEI and ETC were jointly awarded the 2011 Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Sustainable Communities Award in the Water Category. You can read about the project, and view the video here.
Kelly Galloway, P.Eng. was pleased to accept the 2009 Engineers PEI Award of “Engineering Achievement” on the behalf of Engineering Technologies Canada Ltd for the Victoria Water & Waste Water Project. Engineers PEI Website Engineers PEI Newsletter has some pics of the awards banquet on pages 7, 8 and 9. PDF version from Engineers PEI [more]