The Town of Sunnyside and SanEcoTec Ltd. launched its AVIVE Water Treatment System for municipal drinking water on Monday Sept. 7.
The town, in a news release, said the award-winning AVIVE represents a viable new water treatment for communities, homes, farms and businesses grappling with the costs and impacts from chlorine use.
According to the news release, the system is particularly effective in dealing with challenging surface water conditions such as those found in Newfoundland and Labrador.
AVIVE is the People's Choice Winner of Canada's 2015 Clean50 Award for clean technology and innovation.
This pilot project is a shared effort between the town and SanEcoTec to bring the community's level of potentially harmful disinfection by-products to within the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality as published by Healthy Canada.
If the pilot proves successful, the project will be extended through a project with funding support from Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs.
"We are very pleased with the work that has gone into the pilot so far," said Sunnyside Mayor Robert Snook said in a press release.
"This holds great promise for our town. We've waited a long time for something like this that could help our water situation."
Installation of the AVIVE system began on Monday, Sept. 7, and is expected to be fully operational by the end of the week. The pilot project will run through the middle of December. Reporting on the project can be found on a special webpage set up for Sunnyside at www.sanecotec.com.