2023: Webinar #4

Tue, Jun 13 2023 (PDT), 11:00am - 12:30pm

Traditional and New Filtration Technologies for Turbidity Removal in Small Water Systems

Small water systems in British Columbia must meet the province's targets for turbidity reduction to ensure safe and aesthetically pleasing water is delivered to water users and to ensure that disinfection objectives can be reliably achieved.  Most technologies used by larger municipal systems are out of the reach of small water systems due to scale, cost, and complexity.  In this webinar, we will explore the traditional and new filtration technologies available to small water systems, to address year-round, seasonal, and event based (flooding/landslides) turbidity issues.  We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each, how to select the best options for your system, best practices for installation and operation, and provide practical tips to reduce the cost of consumables.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Introduction to traditional and new filtration technologies
  • Technologies and compatibility to small water systems needs and affordability
  • Operational challenges in filtration given seasonal variability in water quality issues
  • Best practices for installation, operations and maintenance

Presented By:
Grant Robertson, BBA.

Grant Robertson, B.B.A., CWT has been involved in the water treatment industry for more than 20 years, specializing in small systems and UV disinfection.  He is a co-founder and currently serves as the CEO of HomePlus Products Inc., a Kamloops based wholesale distributor of water treatment products.  He has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and is accredited by the Canadian Water Quality Association as a Certified Water Technician.  He has worked extensively with public health authorities and other stakeholders in Western Canada to promote best practices in the application of water treatment technology for small communities and other regulated applications.  He has been a guest speaker at a variety of conferences and events for the Interior Health Authority, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Island Health Authority, Alberta Health Services, the Canadian Water Quality Association, the Small Water Users Association of B.C., the B.C. Institute of Technology, and more.  He currently serves on the Educations Committee of the Canadian Water Quality Association.