The water system at the Blaylock condos that was installed by Nelson's AquaDiversities.

Nelson company recognized for Blaylock water system

The BC Water and Waste Association recently recognized Nelson-based AquaDiversities Inc. with its 2012 Award of Excellence

The BC Water and Waste Association recently recognized Nelson-based AquaDiversities Inc. and the Blaylock condo complex with its 2012 Award of Excellence for creating an affordable and innovative new water system, and ending the need for a long-term boil water notice for the complex.

“It is an on-going struggle for communities with small water systems across BC to find affordable solutions to improve their drinking water systems so they are both safe and high quality,” said Daisy Foster, CEO of the 4,400-member BC Water and Waste Association.

The Nelson consulting group has done just that for the Blaylock condo complex, located just outside of Nelson.

“This award recognizes an innovative and cost-effective solution that also sets the bar for stakeholder communications throughout the project,” said Foster. “The system illustrates that affordable solutions are available for many of the small rural water systems throughout BC that are struggling to cope with providing safe drinking water.”

The Blaylock condo water system is a centralized water treatment plant that was retrofitted into their existing system, providing water that meets both Interior Health and Canadian safe drinking water standards. There is also an operation and maintenance contract with a BC certified operator to ensure the system is working as designed, and is providing consistently safe water.

“I am excited about this award because it will increase public awareness as people will find out there are uncompromised, cost-effective solutions out there for rural water systems to have safe drinking water,” said Nathan Ward, CEO of AquaDiversities. “It is an honour to be recognized by my peers at BC Water and Waste Association.”

Richard Vere, a resident at Blaylock condos and member of the strata building and maintenance committee was also pleased.

“We knew we would have to get a new system so we decided to be proactive, and we got the system for a very reasonable price,” he said. “Everyone is happy to be off the boil-water advisory and have safe water that does not taste of chlorine.”

The BC Water and Waste Association is a not-for-profit association that provides a voice for the water and waste community within British Columbia and Yukon. Through its 4,400 members, the association safeguards public health and the environment through the sharing of skills, knowledge education and experience.


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