Press Release

International Wastewater Systems contributes sewage heat recovery technology to municipal sewage treatment plant in Sechelt, BC

Vancouver, BC – September 2, 2014 – International Wastewater Systems (IWS) is pleased to announce that it is has been selected to provide its state-of-the-art sewage heat recovery technology as a component of the Sechelt sewage treatment facility.

The LEED gold standard Wastewater Treatment Plant will be the first of its kind in North America.

View video demonstration of the SHARC unit being installed at the Sechelt Sewage plant:

IWS president – Lynn Mueller commented “International Wastewater Systems is extremely proud to be the supplier of the SHARC system for the Sechelt waste treatment plant. The SHARC system provides all of the heating and air conditioning needs for the entire plant by recycling the energy from the raw sewage flow. The SHARC system allows for tremendous energy and water savings over the life of the plant by recapturing energy that would have otherwise have been wasted and would have just gone down the drain. Sechelt is setting a standard for sustainable design that others will surely want to follow. The District of Sechelt deserves a tremendous amount of credit for blazing a sustainable path and showing that green is the way to go for future generations.

Sechelt Mayor John R. Henderson commented, “This will be the largest infrastructure project in the District’s history. The facility will ensure wastewater treatment capacity for Sechelt for the next 20 years (with provision to add capacity incrementally for up to 50 years more!). The facility will meet the highest Provincial standards for water quality, energy efficiency and resource recovery. It will be the first of its kind in North America, giving Sechelt opportunities to demonstrate and market to others.”

About Wastewater Heat Exchange System

Utilizing a unique clog proof raw sewage filtration system, the Heat Exchange Technology is able to provide simple and direct heat exchange from untreated wastewater to provide the most energy-saving, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly solutions for heating, cooling and hot water for any buildings, residential or commercial.

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Commercial inquiries:
Lynn Mueller
International Wastewater Systems – President

+1 604-219-2838

Press inquiries:
Terry Johnston
Press Relations

+1 604-267-3043
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