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Sawdust 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 Canadian-made brewhouse, canning line and barrel-aging room, along with a large retail store and Tap Room. Sawdust City honours the long history of logging in Muskoka and is dedicated to being as local and sustainable as possible, making sure everything is responsibly sourced.

Sawdust City is taking the lead in responsible water management by participating in the Craft Beer Waterprints project. Co-founder and brewmaster, Sam Corbeil, said “Working with the team at Econse has really helped us understand our wastewater requirements and how we can treat it, responsibly and sustainably.”

Econse developed the Waterprints project to bring the science of water technology onsite to small and midsize breweries. The team at Econse has been working with craft brewers to understand their wastewater needs so they can meet regulatory requirements with a customer-centred, effective solution. A Waterprint is the first step in understanding the water composition so craft brewers can save money and save water, reduce water fees and eliminate surcharges and fines for water quality.