News & Updates

1ECONSE advances in George Barley Water Prize
The fight against Phosphorus Pollution

Econse Water Purification Systems Inc. is proud to announce that their technology was chosen to advance to the semi-final round in the George Barley Water Prize.

As the only Canadian company to advance, they will now compete with 9 other academic institutions and companies from around the world in a global effort to help reduce the effect of phosphorus pollution on our precious waterways.

The George Barley Water Prize is a crowdsourcing innovation challenge looking to find the best solutions for removing phosphorus from bodies of water. Private companies and academic institutions develop and demonstrate how their next generation technology can help drive change.

Phosphorus in water can accelerate weed growth and algal blooms, a problem “becoming more and more frequen


2Video From Sawdust City BruClean System Launch

This celebration event was part of BLOOM¹s Water and Beer initiative with the Ontario Craft Brewers, to recognize Sawdust City Brewing as a provincial leader in sustainable craft brewing and water stewardship practices. Following on the footsteps of a successful pilot demonstration project with BLOOM and ECONSE Water Purification Systems, Sawdust invested in source reduction practices and ECONSE¹s Œnext generation¹ treatment system to improve its water and resource management performance.

The BrüClean System at Sawdust City Brewing from Econse Water Purificatio


3Econse Recognized by the George Barley Water Prize

ECONSE Water Purification Systems was recognized for their contribution to the George Barley Water Prize. The George Barley Water Prize, is the largest water prize of its kind. It will spur innovation and uncover new technologies, solving the issue of phosphorus pollution in fresh water.

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4Econse awarded funding to pilot its BRU CLEAN commercial scale wastewater treatment system designed for craft breweries.

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5SAWDUST CITY BREWING CO to install innovative new wastewater treatment system

Sawdust City Brewing Company, is partnering with Toronto-based ECONSE Water Purification Systems Inc. to install the first BRÜ CLEAN SYSTEM to treat their brewery wastewater onsite. Situated in picturesque Gravenhurst, Ontario, the Gateway to Muskoka, Sawdust City Brewing Company is an exciting part of the region’s culture and industry as the trend for craft and artisanal food and beverages continues to grow in Ontario.  Sawdust City Brewing Company is taking the lead in responsible water management by adopting a revolutionary new, chemical-free, micro-wastewater treatment solution that will help protect the 80 plus Lakes that are located within Gravenhurst. "All of us who live in Muskoka know that our water is a precious resource," says Rob Engman, President of Sawdust City Brewing Company. "Sustainability i



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7Sawdust City helps launch Craft Beer Waterprints

October 12, 2016 (Toronto) – Ontario’s popular craft brewery, Sawdust City, is pleased to join the Craft Beer Waterprints project. Each brewery’s Waterprint is like a footprint or fingerprint, representing its unique impact on the water systems in its community. Delivered in partnership with the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences with funding from the NRC, Econse’s Craft Beer Waterprints measure and analyze the wastewater that craft breweries produce so they can meet local wastewater targets and improve their water quality. Located in Gravenhurst, Ontario, the gateway to Muskoka, Sawdust City Brewing Company is dedicated to the art and science of creating exceptional craft beers. Their 20,000 sq. ft. facility is located on the main street of Gravenhurst and includes a 24hL Canadi


8St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences set to launch Craft Beer Waterprints with Econse

Toronto, Ontario – September 27, 2016 – The St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences (River Institute) is pleased to partner with Econse on the Craft Beer Waterprints project, which will launch at the Ontario Craft Brewers Conference on October 13th, in Toronto. Like a footprint or fingerprint representing the unique impact that a business has on water systems in its community, Econse’s Craft Beer Waterprints measure and analyze the wastewater that craft breweries produce to improve their water quality and make it easier to meet local wastewater targets. The River Institute received funding in addition to both technical and business advisory services from the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC’s IRAP) to support the Craft Bre