Navigating the Path to Safe Drinking Water: MSR Solutions Offers Comprehensive Source Approvals

Navigating the Path to Safe Drinking Water: MSR Solutions Offers Comprehensive Source Approvals

​Every drop of clean, safe drinking water is a testament to careful planning and rigorous evaluation. At MSR Solutions, we understand the critical importance of ensuring the purity and reliability of new drinking water systems. That’s why we’re excited to announce our expertise in providing comprehensive source approvals, guiding you through the journey to secure, high-quality drinking water.

Source approvals are the cornerstone of building a resilient, sustainable drinking water system. They involve a meticulous assessment of water sources, treatment methods, and distribution systems to ensure they meet regulatory standards and uphold public health.

With a team of experts in the water field, MSR Solutions is well-equipped to tackle the complexities of source approvals. We meticulously evaluate water quality, treatment effectiveness, and long-term viability to craft solutions that safeguard communities and comply with regulations.

Navigating the regulatory landscape can be daunting. Our experience working closely with regulatory bodies ensures a seamless approval process. We handle the paperwork, technical assessments, and liaisons, so you can focus on delivering clean, safe drinking water to your community.

Whether you’re building a new water system or enhancing an existing one, our source approvals ensure a strong foundation of quality, reliability, and compliance. Contact MSR Solutions today to learn more about how we can guide you through the intricacies of source approvals and help you provide your community with water they can trust.

MSR Continues Making Strides on the Sunshine Coast

MSR Continues Making Strides on the Sunshine Coast

MSR has been making significant strides in improving water systems across the Sunshine Coast.

During a recent visit to the Sunshine Coast, MSR had the opportunity to attend community meetings for two small water systems.

The team at MSR understands the significance of community involvement and collaboration, which lies at the core of their operations. By actively participating in these meetings, the company aims to establish strong connections with the people they serve, ensuring their initiatives are aligned with the needs of the community.

During the meetings, representatives from MSR actively listened to the concerns and needs of the residents in these small water systems. Through this open dialogue, they gained valuable insights into the challenges faced by these communities and identified areas where MSR’s expertise and resources could make a meaningful impact.

The MSR team expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to meet with locals and work towards creating sustainable solutions. Such encounters have always served as a great source of inspiration and motivation for the company. The enthusiasm displayed by the residents further reinforces MSR’s commitment to delivering reliable services and tailored solutions that meet the unique needs of each community.

MSR’s Latest Preliminary Site Visit

MSR’s Latest Preliminary Site Visit

MSR Solutions was retained in the planning stage for a client in Halfmoon Bay on the Sunshine Coast. Karl and Jeff performed a preliminary site visit to assess the soil characteristics, site constraints and limitations in consideration of a future development. MSR will continue to work alongside the client and environmental authorities to achieve a sustainable and community approved development.

The Root, Beddis Road, Salt Spring

The Root, Beddis Road, Salt Spring

MSR came in to create an onsite wastewater treatment and disposal system for a new project. The Root facilities are at 189 Beddis Road on Salt Spring Island.

A commercial kitchen and living residence will provide an estimated Daily Design Flow of 2560 L/d. The proposed treatment system consisted of extended primary treatment and secondary treatment with a package aerobic treatment system. This was followed by a tertiary treatment within a sub-surface engineered wetland. Moisture tolerant plants will cover the wetland disposal system which contains peat.

189 Beddis Road is a 0.6 ha (1.5 acre) property located on Salt Spring Island. The property contains two primary buildings. One for food storage with a commercial kitchen for processing local produce. the other is a two-bedroom caretaker apartment.

Construction completed March 20, 2021.

The Salt Spring Island Farmland Trust is raising funds to build, The Root – Centre for Food Security, at 189 Beddis Road.

“The Root is a local food facility that will include a licensed teaching and processing kitchen, and temperature-controlled storage for local food, and the Seed Bank.

This means more local food will be available all year round. The certified Food Safe kitchen will be available to farmers and food processors as well as individuals and community organizations. Training programs such as chef certification, youth programs on agriculture, as well as food preparation and preservation education for the whole community will be provided at The Root.”

For more information on water treatment systems, visit our wastewater treatment page.

Spirit Bay: Sunset Point

Spirit Bay: Sunset Point

Spirit Bay, located on the southwest tip of Vancouver Island, is bustling with activity. Civil works is now underway with a new extension of the subdivision called Sunset Point and MSR is there to assist with curbs and road slopes.

To date, MSR Solutions has overseen the installation of underground utilities to Sunset Point, including water, sewer, storm, hydro and telecommunications.

There are three complete underground works at Sunset Point with curb installation now underway on the edges of the roadway. MSR Solutions technicians and engineers regularly go out to the site to inspect curb forms and ensure the roads slope properly to control runoff. Once the curbs are complete the roads will be ready for paving.

MSR Solutions provides design assistance at Sunset Point for the creation of walkways and stairs in the designated park areas. MSR Solutions involvement also includes overseeing upgrades to Spirit Bay’s District Energy heating system to accommodate growth in the subdivision. We also provide oversight with the operation of the local wastewater treatment plant. Civil works for the next phase of the subdivision, called Ridgeline, should be underway in the fall of 2019.

We’ve been working with Spirit Bay for some time now and continue to enjoy a solid working relationship with them. For more information on Land Development and Wastewater Treatment, visit our Services page.

Contact us today with any questions you may have for your projects.

Spirit Bay

Spirit Bay

Spirit Bay – Vancouver Island

The design of the Spirit Bay, Sunset Point subdivision is now well underway by MSR Solutions.  As part of the design review, we attend the monthly open house with the developer and guests. We are part of ensuring this unique vision comes to life. We listen to potential residents on what they look for in access and servicing to their home sites.  MSR Solutions offers support in designing a unique road layout. We will incorporate safety, traffic calming, improved and natural drainage, as well as parking and courtyard entrances.

This is a comprehensive project that includes: water distribution, sewage collection and treatment, district energy distribution, BC Hydro and private power service, road and storm water design, lot services, gas distribution, and TELUS/Shaw distribution.

We work closely with our client to understand their needs and provide feedback for support and revisions. It is part of our philosophy to provide innovative solutions as well as have the full input of our client. This ensures we have their vision fully incorporated into the designs. Come out to Spirit Bay. Experience a different kind of subdivision growing on some incredible land.

We’ve been working with MSR for the past five years from the commencement of the project in dealing with regulatory authorities for water systems and the wastewater treatment plant. They provided unique and alternative designs to allow phasing of the development in a cost effective manner. 

MSR Solutions has been retained as the town engineer to oversee all construction works and to provide standardization of servicing and access in a constrained site, in keeping with a European small town design. They are highly responsive, work with integrity and listen to our vision and concerns. They are a willing and positive partner in this long term development.

Kris Obrigewitsch
The Trust for Sustainable Development