Larry Sagstuen started Pieces O’Eight with sales of equipment to the oil field in Alberta.
Brian Clarke partnered with Larry, expanding sales of equipment for water and wastewater treatment in Alberta and Saskatchewan. They changed the name of the company to B&L Watertech.
B&L Watertech became exclusively involved in Water and Wastewater, now representing several manufacturers including Vaughan Chopper Pumps and Eutek Grit Systems.
Saskatoon installs the first major Vaughan Rotamix AND first major Hydro (Eutek) grit removal system in Western Canada.
Dave Van Vliet and Brian became sole partners, changed the company name to BD WaterTech focused solely on water, wastewater and biosolids treatment.
In 2006, the company expanded to British Columbia.
In 2008, the business expanded to Manitoba and Northern Ontario and started representing Aquionics UV.
Hydro International acquired Eutek Systems.
Brian and Dave introduced their line card to Western Canada.
In 2009, Dave purchased Brian’s shares and changed the name to Waste’n WaterTech.
Fournier Industries was added to the line card.
We launched our first website.
Dominic Janssen joined the WWT team!
We started representing Boerger Rotary Lobe Pumps and Macerators.
Dominic established a presence in Winnipeg.
We started representing Aslan Technologies.
In 2012, Kiel Pedersen became a summer student right out of high school. He returned for three summers and started full time with WWT in 2018.
We started representing JDV Equipment.
WWT’s larger team allowed for us to help out the Canadian Red Cross after the 2013 flood.
Kim Sivertson joined the team.
We started representing Neutralox and World Water Works.
Deirdre Moran started full time right out of U Vic.
Co-op students, Kiel Pedersen and Jay Kulhawy supported the summer workload.
We formalized rep agreements with Cambi and JDV Equipment.
Oil prices plunged, heavily impacting Western Canada. WWT adjusted to a new economic reality.
We added Charter Machine Company and Thermal Process Systems to our line card.
In 2016, we celebrated 20 years in business with a huge rebound from 2015.
Jay Kulhawy graduated from Colorado School of Mines to a full time position with WWT.
Trades shows continued to advance relationships with our customers.
This year was momentous for expanding our line card, adding Aquafy, SavEco (Enviro-Care), Flottweg and Suez UV.
Dominic moved to Calgary from Winnipeg.
2018 was a year for even more trade shows and team building.
Kiel Pedersen began his full time position after graduating from U Ottawa.
The entire team made the trip to New Orleans for WEFTEC.
The Calgary office was bustling with “bring my dog to work days” :)
After several years of dogged pursuit, Nereda Aerobic Granular Sludge technology is introduced to Canada.
WWT expands into Ontario with the Cambi Thermal Hydrolysis Process, partnering with Aquafy.
John Cockerill (CMI) odour control gets added to the line card.
Added Aqua-Aerobic Systems biological processes to perfect our line card!
Innovative Infrastructure Integration via OxyMEM MABR.
Convert FOG to Fuel with Greasezilla.
Amazing hires Connie Bullock (Parts) and Jordan Hrupp (Service) launch a new vision for parts and service.
Fortunate to be an essential service to utilities; we rallied the troops, hosted an online fundraiser and matching $1 for $1 raised $30K for Food Banks Canada.
Because we weren’t travelling, we focused on developing a new website that we are very proud of.
Kiel welcomed a baby girl and Deirdre welcomed a baby boy to their respective families :)
Kevin Richardson joined the team after graduating from UBC Okanagan.
Added BioForceTech and Excelsior Blower Systems to our line card.
We are so excited to be celebrating 25 years in business! Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter and subscribe to our newsletter!
First AquaNereda Pilot in Canada – Salmon Arm, BC!
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