Company’s water treatment technology hopes to combat water issues in Indigenous communities

Transport truck with a seacan with a portable pump system for wastewater treatment system
Innovative clarification technology for wastewater treatment plant at Stoney Nakoda First Nation. Photo courtesy of Dylan Smart, VP Water Care Company.
Bealique Kahmahkotayo - CFWE - EdmontonAL | 19-11-2021
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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 in southern Alberta.

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," he said. 

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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