Quebec standards office certifies new wastewater treatment system
BLAINVILLE, QUE-The Roseau Epurateur natural wastewater treatment system has been certified by Bureau de normalisation du QuÈbec (BNQ) under standard NQ 3680-910, following extensive performance testing by the provincial standards office. The test results confirmed the system's ability to provide advanced secondary (Class III) and tertiary (Class V) treatment, plus disinfection. The company says its system is the only technology available in Quebec capable of treating wastewater using a passive process that reproduces optimal, naturally-occurring wetlands, with no electromechanical components. Performance ratings obtained by the Roseau Epurateur system during certification testing generally surpassed BNQ requirements, with water exiting the system found to be of exceptional quality, the company adds. As of January 1, 2006, Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks regulations require stand-alone wastewater treatment technologies, other than traditional septic tank/disposal field systems, to be certified by the BNQ. The certification process involves the performance testing of wastewater treatment technologies using a specially built test rig that evaluates these technologies over a period of 52 consecutive weeks. Le Roseau Epurateur develops, manufactures and markets innovative natural systems, based on biological and phyto-biological technologies, for domestic wastewater treatment. More information is available from Claude Galarneau at Le Roseau Epurateur, 450/434-4234, Web site www.roseau-epurateur.com.