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Firm to install Ontario’s first NSF 419 chemical-free packaged drinking water plant


June 23, 2014
By Ground Water Canada

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June 23, 2014, Ontario – Purifics
is installing Ontario’s first NSF 419 chemical-free packaged drinking
water system in a rural community.

June 23, 2014, Ontario – Purifics is
installing Ontario’s first NSF 419 chemical-free packaged drinking water system
in a rural community.

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The system, which is a complete plant in a
single platform, will purify ground water of metals, pathogens, chemicals, TSS,
H2S, hardness, colour, taste and odour.


The system is the first to receive the NSF
419 certification, the new standard for membrane technology log removal, said
the engineering firm in a media statement. The creation of NSF 419 is a
combined effort between the NSF, U.S. EPA, Purifics and regulators from
Ontario, California, Alaska, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Oklahoma to ensure and
certify high-quality membrane performance.


The systems are ideal for remote locations
such as First Nations communities and emergency response scenarios due to their
small footprint, sustainability, low operating costs and minimal logistics
(electrical only), said the company. Solar power can be  added to the system to provide off-grid or
grid-neutral solutions.


They are fully automated, remotely
monitored and pre-designed. They also have Zero Liquid Discharge capability and
NSF 61 certification.


Successful drinking-water projects across
North America have intensified the demand for packaged drinking systems, said
the company. Current pilots are taking place in Ontario, on the U.S. Gulf Coast
and on the East Coast.