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TransAqua finalist in Greater Moncton Chamber’s Business Excellence Awards

TransAqua logoTransAqua – the Greater Moncton Wastewater Commission – is proud to be one of the finalists in the environmental category for the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Business Excellence Awards. The awards will be given out at a gala event at Casino New Brunswick in Moncton on Oct. 29.

“It is particularly gratifying to be nominated in the environmental category this close to World Rivers Day on September 27,” said Kevin Rice, General Manager of TransAqua. “We have worked very hard from day one to do our part in ensuring the good health of the Petitcodiac River watershed. Through the planned $81-million upgrade of our wastewater treatment facility in Riverview, we will meet new federal standards by 2020. The quality of our effluent will be greatly enhanced, allowing us to further help keep the aquatic environment clean.”

gmcc excellence awardsTransAqua also operates a compost facility in Moncton which mitigates the biosolids removed from the wastewater treatment process. “We could truck away these biosolids for incineration or to the landfill, however we made a strategic environmental decision to deal with them locally,” Mr. Rice says. “Today, we produce some of the best compost in Canada, which we then provide free of charge to local residents and municipalities for use in landscaping and gardening.”

TransAqua is also looking at ways to recover heat from wastewater in order to reduce its energy costs. A pilot project is currently underway to perfect the process.

“The health of the Petitcodiac River and its watershed is very important to the residents of Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview,” Mr. Rice says. “We are committed to doing everything we can to ensure that the effluent that goes back into the river is as clean as possible and that the remaining biosolids are put to good use.”

TransAqua Chair Winston Pearce was equally pleased with the nomination. “We are honoured that the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce recognizes TransAqua’s dedicated efforts toward a healthy environment for us all,” Mr. Pearce said. “At this time, I would like to thank the entire team at TransAqua, including our hard-working staff, our dedicated board of directors and our various suppliers and stakeholders for making this possible.”

For more information on the Greater Moncton Excellence Awards, visit the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce’s website.

About TransAqua

TransAqua, the Greater Moncton Wastewater Commission was established in 1983 to support the wastewater collection and treatment needs of the Dieppe, Moncton and Riverview tri-community. Since then, it has developed a 31-kilometre collection network and a treatment facility to best deliver on this mandate. It has also become a leader in the reuse of bio-solids through the generation of type ‘AA’ compost (the highest grade currently achieved in Canada) as opposed to disposal in a landfill site. The organization is now positioning itself to further upgrade its facilities to provide an enhanced secondary treatment approach that will allow it to meet recently introduced mandatory federal regulations prior to the 2020 deadline.

TransAqua announces engineering and construction contract awards

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TransAqua – the Greater Moncton Wastewater Commission – has awarded three engineering contracts to companies located in Greater Moncton valued at $223,451. The contract are part of TransAqua’s long-term strategic capital plan to improve wastewater transmission and treatment for the communities of Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview.

TransAqua Chair Winston Pearce says the contracts are a good start on moving forward with its long-term capital construction goals. “We are committed to working with Moncton, Riverview and Dieppe on improving the communities’ wastewater and sewer infrastructure. We are very happy that these projects can be carried out by companies located in Greater Moncton.”

Stantec Engineering of Moncton has been awarded a $34,500 contract to complete the preliminary design of a sewer forcemain on Bourque Road and a pumping station at Melanson Road in Dieppe for re-directing existing and projected long term-flows of the Melanson drainage basin to a newly constructed Babineau Creek trunk sewer. It is estimated that this project will prevent the necessity of a costly upgrade of the Commission’s collector sewer pipeline along the Petitcodiac River in Dieppe.

Crandall Engineering of Moncton has been awarded an $89,152 contract for the design, contract management and construction supervision of work to replace part of the existing collector sewer system in the Jonathan Creek area of Moncton as part of the work by the City of Moncton and CN Rail to reduce flooding in the Jonathan Creek and Jones Lake areas. TransAqua needs to relocate a section of its pipeline to facilitate the City of Moncton’s recently announced project. Construction is expected to take place in early 2016.

ADM Systems Engineering Limited of Dieppe has been awarded a $99,799 contract for the design, supply and implementation of components for the TransAqua’s ongoing SCADA (supervisor control and data acquisition) system upgrades. The upgrades, which began in 2014, involve modernizing software, data management and operator workstations. This contract is for the 2015 phase of hardware replacement. This will allow TransAqua to seamlessly integrate new wastewater treatment equipment into its existing computer control systems, as part of its long-term project to upgrade the existing plant from primary to secondary wastewater treatment by 2020, as mandated by the federal government.

About TransAqua

TransAqua, the Greater Moncton Wastewater Commission (www.transaqua.ca) was established in 1983 to support the wastewater collection and treatment needs of the Dieppe, Moncton and Riverview tri-community. Since then, it has developed a 31-kilometre collection network and a treatment facility to best deliver on this mandate. It has also become a leader in the reuse of bio-solids through the generation of type ‘AA’ compost (the highest grade currently achieved in Canada) as opposed to disposal in a landfill site. The organization is now positioning itself to further upgrade its facilities to provide an enhanced secondary treatment approach that will allow it to meet recently introduced mandatory federal regulations prior to the 2020 deadline.

Greater Moncton’s 100 Men Who Care group welcomes new members

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100 Men Who Care of Greater Moncton is calling on all willing and able men to join their movement and attend their upcoming inaugural meeting. The men’s charitable group provides funds to deserving non-profit organizations in the local community.

The charity organization involves 100+ men who will each bring a blank $100 cheque to a group meeting four times per year. Three different local charities will present during each meeting, one will be selected as the recipient, and that charity will then walk away with a total donation of $10,000+. Each member’s $400 annual commitment translates into $40,000+ for four local charities. One hundred per cent of all donations go directly to the awarded charity and all donations are tax deductible.

The initiative, under the leadership of Troy Akerley and David Hawkins, was inspired by the newly launched local chapter of 100 Women Who Care of Greater Moncton.

“Many local charities are facing critical challenges today,” Mr. Hawkins said. “The demands on these charitable organizations often go far beyond the resources they have available to support those in the community that need it the most. With a small commitment of time and resources, this group of men can significantly help local charities do their work and positively impact the community.”

Interested individuals should visit www.100menmoncton.com to learn about and join the group.  The first quarterly meeting of 100 Men Who Care of Greater Moncton will be hosted by the Ramada Crystal Palace Convention Centre in Dieppe on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. for meet and greet.

“100 Men Who Care of Greater Moncton is not your typical fundraising organization,” Mr. Akerley explained. “It doesn’t have a board of directors or officers, no chairman or president, no secretary or treasurer. It’s made up of a few guys who came together to volunteer their time and offer a fun and innovative venue to facilitate fundraising within the community. Every dollar donated goes directly to the selected charity. It can’t get any simpler than that!”

This Greater Moncton group is the latest addition to the 100 Men and 100 Women Who Care movements that have seen chapters sprouting up in many cities in North America over the last 10 years.

For more information, contact Jane Harwood at 506-378-0177 or jane@xyzstratcom.ca.