British Columbia company goes deep for its customers

Peter Kenter, Daily Commercial News on March 26, 2010

Providing sewer and watermain service to residents of Canada’s island communities means getting to the bottom of the matter – literally.

And so when the 10,000 residents of British Columbia’s Salt Spring Island required a new sewer outfall in 2007, thecontract was awarded to Westcoast Diving Contractors Ltd. of Nanoose Bay.

"The sewage is treated on the island," says John Dekker, owner of Westcoast. "It was our job to construct a 1,200-metre sewer outfall that would transport treated water to the bottom of the channel by gravity."

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