Engineered Solutions

Evaluation of Treatment Options


Every client has different factors that will indicate what type of treatment system is needed to receive good water quality. It may become necessary for us to go to the site so that we can work with our engineer to determine the best possible treatment system for your water.

Brownlee Water Quality is not affiliated with any specific manufacturer, which allows us to replace parts from any service provider. It also allows us to offer the best treatment solutions for your situation. Below is a list of some of the treatment systems that we install and maintain:


Treatment Systems


Ultra Violet Light Disinfectant System

UV light provides rapid, effective inactivation of microorganisms through a physical process. When bacteria, viruses and protozoa are exposed to certain wavelengths of UV light, they can no longer reproduce and infect.

Chlorine Disinfection Systems

Chlorine is one of the most commonly used disinfectants for water treatment. Chlorine can be applied for the deactivation of most microorganisms and it is relatively inexpensive.

Water Softeners

Water softening is the removal of calcium, magnesium, and certain other metal particles in hard water. The resulting soft water is more compatible with soap and extends the lifetime of plumbing. Water softeners are specific ion exchangers that are designed to remove positively charged ions like calcium and magnesium.

Activated Carbon and Other Media Filters

Media filters are most effective at removing chlorine, sediment, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), taste and odor from water. They are not effective at removing minerals, salts, and dissolved inorganic compounds.

Reverse Osmosis

Reverse Osmosis is water purification that uses a semipermeable membrane to remove ions, molecules and larger particles from drinking water. It removes natural occurring sodium and also sodium added to drinking water by softeners. Effectively removes taste and odour.

Environmental Engineering Reports

The Drinking Water System Regulation (Ontario Regulation 170/03) prescribes strict and mandatory drinking water system requirements including water treatment and water testing.

Unfortunately, some owners mistakenly install treatment equipment before contacting an engineering firm – spending additional time and money correcting or adding to improper installation. Drinking water systems require a Professional Engineer to prepare an Environmental Engineering Report to certify that the water system is in compliance with regulatory requirements.

With the expertise of our Professional Engineer this process is made easy. Our services include the initial water sample collection, analysis by a competent laboratory, interpretation of the results, water treatment system design and, in due course, supply and installation of the required equipment. The engineering evaluation is then completed and submitted to the appropriate MOECC authority. We can also assist you with the completion of the water system profile and the laboratory service notification forms.

Some regulated Non-Municipal Year-Round Residential drinking water systems can be partially or fully exempt from treatment requirements. We can carry out a well inspection and assessment and after all testing requirements have been met, we can submit a Notice for Exemption to the appropriate authorities.

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