Exploring East Kootenays: MSR Solutions’ Recent Site Visits

Exploring East Kootenays: MSR Solutions’ Recent Site Visits

MSR Solutions is thrilled to share the success of our recent site visits to project locations across the stunning East Kootenay region of British Columbia.

Our site visits encompassed a comprehensive assessment of existing wastewater treatment and disposal systems. Ensuring the functionality and compliance of these systems with rigorous environmental standards is crucial.

In addition to evaluating established infrastructure, we had the privilege of inspecting a newly constructed wastewater treatment system.

While our roots are firmly planted on Vancouver Island, MSR Solutions has always aimed to provide essential water and wastewater services to communities across British Columbia. Our recent journey to the East Kootenays is a testament to this commitment. Clean water and efficient wastewater management are fundamental rights, and we’re proud to play our part, no matter where we’re needed.

In the coming months and years, we eagerly anticipate further opportunities to serve diverse communities throughout British Columbia. Our guiding principles of engineering excellence and environmental stewardship will continue to drive us forward.

For inquiries or to discover more about our services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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.

Choosing the Right Disinfection Method for Safe Drinking Water: Chlorination vs. UV

Choosing the Right Disinfection Method for Safe Drinking Water: Chlorination vs. UV

When it comes to ensuring the safety of our drinking water, selecting the appropriate disinfection method is crucial. At MSR Solutions, we prioritize public health and environmental protection, and that’s why we carefully consider the advantages of each approach: chlorination and UV disinfection.

Chlorination: Widely Adopted and Proven

Chlorination has been a staple in water treatment for decades, and for good reason. It is a highly effective method for eradicating a wide range of harmful pathogens, including bacteria and viruses. Its residual effect helps maintain water quality as it travels through distribution systems, ensuring continued protection from potential contamination.

UV Disinfection: Harnessing the Power of Light

UV disinfection is an innovative and environmentally friendly approach. Using ultraviolet light, this process deactivates pathogens’ DNA, rendering them unable to reproduce and cause harm. UV disinfection leaves no chemical residuals in the water, making it a popular choice for facilities aiming to minimize chemical usage.

At MSR Solutions, we recognize that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Our team of experts assesses each project’s unique characteristics to determine the most suitable disinfection method. Factors such as water quality, flow rates, and site requirements play a pivotal role in our decision-making process.

Whether it’s chlorination or UV disinfection, our goal remains the same: to deliver safe, high-quality drinking water to communities while upholding the highest standards of sustainability and efficiency.

Reach out to us today to explore the best disinfection solution for your drinking water system. Let’s work together towards a healthier, safer, and more sustainable future.

Rainwater Harvesting Benefits

Rainwater Harvesting Benefits

Rainwater harvesting has several advantages, which contribute to its increasing popularity as a sustainable water management practice, including the following:

  1. Water conservation: Rainwater harvesting helps in conserving water by capturing and storing rainwater. It provides an additional source of water that can be used for various non-potable purposes, reducing the demand for freshwater from conventional sources, e.g., municipal supply.
  2. Reduced water bills: By using harvested rainwater for activities like watering plants, washing vehicles, or flushing toilets, you can significantly reduce your reliance on treated water from the municipal supply. This leads to lower water bills and potential cost savings in the long run.
  3. Self-sufficiency: Rainwater harvesting promotes self-sufficiency in water supply, particularly in areas where water scarcity or unreliable water sources are prevalent. Harvested rainwater can be used for various purposes, such as landscape irrigation, and even household use with appropriate treatment.
  4. Flood control: By capturing rainwater from rooftops, roads, and other surfaces, rainwater harvesting helps reduce stormwater runoff. This can alleviate the burden on drainage systems and mitigate the risk of flooding in urban areas, especially during heavy rainfall events.
  5. Environmental benefits: Rainwater harvesting reduces the strain on natural water resources, such as rivers and lakes, which may be ecologically sensitive or already under stress. By utilizing rainwater, you contribute to the conservation of these resources and help preserve the natural balance of ecosystems.
  6. Reduces strain on infrastructure: The demand for water supply infrastructure can be reduced by incorporating rainwater harvesting. As more individuals and communities adopt rainwater harvesting systems, the strain on centralized water supply systems and treatment plants can be lessened, resulting in lower maintenance costs and optimized resource allocation.
  7. Quality of water: Rainwater is generally considered soft and free from many contaminants found in groundwater or surface water. When appropriately harvested and stored, rainwater can serve as a clean and accessible water source for non-potable uses such as gardening, laundry, and toilet flushing.

​MSR Solutions has extensive experience designing and installing rainwater harvesting systems for a variety of applications.

Embrace the benefits of rainwater harvesting today! Contact us to delve deeper into this sustainable practice and receive expert guidance for your project.

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.

CRD Port Renfrew Reservoir – Water Treatment

CRD Port Renfrew Reservoir – Water Treatment

MSR Solutions has been retained by 0793633 BC Ltd. (Port Renfrew RV Resort) and Port Renfrew Management Ltd. to provide engineering services for upgrading the existing water system in accordance with the agreement with PRUSC. Phase 1, which was recently completed, included gifting a new well pump and new booster pumps. Phase 2 will include the twinning of the reservoir plus upgrades to the control system governing operation of the booster pumps.

MSR Solutions has recommended appropriate system upgrades consisting of the following:

• The addition of a Titan Bolted Steel Reservoir with usable capacity of 479.3 m3 (126,618 US gal), providing a combined usable storage volume of 934 m3.
• The addition of a Cla-Val 211-01 Altitude Valve on the reservoir inlet line to prevent overflow of the reservoirs.
• The addition of a Dwyer EDA 100 psi Pressure Controller to provide on/off control of the booster pump based on line pressure.
The gifted upgrades will increase the capacity of the system to the reservoir and enable a minimum of 20 SFE connections to Port Renfrew RV Resort and to Port Renfrew Management Ltd. PRUSC will be approached if the resulting construction costs exceed the proposed gifted value for cost sharing from the Capital Reserve Fund, or Equipment Replacement Fund.

Client: Port Renfrew Management
Location: Port Renfrew RV
Project Manager: Mike Seymour