Engineering Technologies Canada Ltd. (ETC) was retained by Hartshire Holdings to design a state-of-the-art, cost effective and green onsite sewage system for the Burnside Community Care Home in Clyde River, PEI. The new 40 bed community care home features both single and double-bed rooms. The building has three levels, wheelchair accessible showers, dining room, community [more]
A component of a wastewater management system which involves applying effluent (treated to various quality levels) to the land. ETC prefers subsurface effluent dispersal methods using absorption trenches or beds, at-grade systems, or subsurface drip irrigation. Land based effluent dispersal (LBED) is an alternative to direct discharge to a water course or water body.
The dominant surficial geology in my region of Prince Edward Island, Canada is glacial till soil, rich in iron, so our mineral soil horizons are typically very reddish-brown in colour. This can make it hard to detect redoximorphic features in the soil profile. Where the soil is seasonally saturated, often all we get for redox [more]
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]
Hopewell_Rocks On the rugged coast of Southern New Brunswick overlooking the Bay of Fundy, the majestic Hopewell Rocks attract more than 200,000 visitors annually. They come to stand in awe of the towering rock formations created by the natural forces of erosion and the highest tides in the world. A new Tidal Exploration Centre had [more]
Donagh_School Engineered Septic System Elementary School, Donagh, PEI Client: PEI Dept. Transportation and Public Works Engineering Technologies Canada Ltd. (ETC) has developed and refined a state-of-the-art, pressurized HDPE Leaching Chamber septic system design. Each system is customized to suit the specific soil, rock, groundwater conditions and topography so that it blends into the existing landscape. [more]
A new Provincial Visitor Information Centre, an Interpretive Centre and a Restaurant have been constructed at the 675 hectare Cape Jourimain National Wildlife Area in New Brunswick. The site is open to the roughly 1.5 million people who travel to Prince Edward Island via the Confederation Bridge each year. Sand dunes, saltwater marshes, beaches and [more]
View the brochure here. THREE BEDROOM HOME, GLENWOOD POND, PE Client: Myrna Boulter Contractor: Rodney Costain Project Objectives: ● To design a septic system that would overcome significant property challenges including high water table, limited space, wetlands and a pond located on the property. System Overview: ● Category 3 conditions with high water table and [more]
View the brochure here. On the shores of St. Peter’s Bay you will find this private seaside retreat designed by acclaimed Architect,Thomas Moore. The previous failed septic system was located in an area with a high water table. ETC was retained to design an environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing system that could overcome the site [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]