Independent water quality experts release report on Marineland's water systems
NIAGARA FALLS, ON, April 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Marineland of Canada Inc. announces
that Stantec, the independent water quality experts have today released their
report of their investigation of Marineland's water quality systems.
The report dated April 13, 2013 states:
1. The water management system at Marineland has been developed over
many years. The water management system has been upgraded over
time to provide comprehensive treatment to meet modern standards
and performance requirements associated with best practices, and
ongoing research and development in the industry. Overall, the
investment in the water management system has been significant
from a capital cost perspective. The Marineland water management
systems share similarities with modern water treatment systems
designed and operated for production of potable water for human
2. Based on our assessment of the life support system design in place
at Marineland and a review of the relevant literature, it was
found that these systems are suitable for maintaining water
quality parameters for the species and number of marine mammals
under human care and are capable of providing an appropriate
3. The treatment systems, pumping systems, piping systems, and
electrical systems generally are all in good condition and
4. Redundancy for power and water supply is built into each system by
providing parallel equipment that can be used while certain
components of the system are offline for repair or for
5. The system design, redundancy, and operations and maintenance is
capable of promptly correcting isolated fluctuations of water
parameters if they should occur.
6. Staffing is sufficient to ensure the proper functioning and
maintenance of the water systems.
7. Procedures are in place for operation of the water management
systems and these procedures, at the request of Marineland, will
be documented through Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) for all
systems and processes.
The Stantec Report has been submitted to Canada's Accredited Zoos and
Aquarium's Commission for their review.
Ann Marie Rondinelli Marineland Marketing Telephone: 905-356-2142
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