City of Cranbrook, Drinking Water Management

Aqua-Tex developed the water quality sampling program for the City of Cranbrook's drinking water supply in 1994. This was followed by training of City staff and the installation of continuous monitoring equipment in 1996 and a meteorological station and snow pillow in 1999. Aqua-Tex worked with the City and the forest licensee, Galloway Lumber, to assess and manage the health of the watersheds from 1994 to 2009, including the formation of a Watershed Advisory Committee and annual watershed tours for staff and Council. This program has saved the City millions of dollars in deferred infrastructure costs by demonstrating very good water quality and avoiding the construction and operating costs of a filtration plant.
  • We design and build projects that are efficient, effective and affordable both for the owner and for the community. Smart development can provide both economic and ecological benefits and can enhance the communities in which we live and work. Our solid understanding of the science of freshwater ecology ensures that our projects go beyond looking green, and function properly in both the short and long-term. We believe in an integrated team approach to sustainable planning and design.
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    - Cori L. Barraclough
    Freshwater Ecologist at Aqua-Tex