Independent water quality experts release report on Marineland's water systems

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
     consumption.

  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
     environment.

  3. The treatment systems, pumping systems, piping systems, and
     electrical systems generally are all in good condition and
     maintained.

  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
     maintenance.

  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 
Email:marketing@marineland.ca

SOURCE: Marineland

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CO: Marineland
ST: Ontario

-0- Apr/24/2013 13:09 GMT


 
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