KSB is proud to have recently earned the NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 North American certification for horizontal split case pumps, models Omega and RDLO. This certification ensures that these engineered pumps meet all regulatory requirements across North America for clean municipal drinking water. In celebration of achieving this certification, KSB has made a donation to Water First: a charity focused on addressing water challenges in Indigenous communities in Canada through education, training and meaningful collaboration.
Clean drinking water isn’t easily available for many Indigenous communities as long-term drinking water advisories persist. Of course the Government of Canada is working to update infrastructure to improve the situation, but the lack of facilities is not the only issue. These facilities require dedicated staff trained in water science to ensure they continue to provide clean water to these communities for years to come. Certified water treatment plant operators aren’t always available in the often remote locations that require them.
Water First’s internship program addresses this problem head on by training Indigenous youth to become certified water treatment plant operators. This approach not only supports the sustainability and longevity of infrastructure investments made in these communities, but also gives program participants an excellent career path. “KSB wholeheartedly agrees with Water First’s values that everyone has a right to safe, clean drinking water, and that the water crisis in Indigenous communities in Canada is unacceptable. We are proud to support their important work,” KSB’s Water Market Leader, Marcus Henderson explains. Please consider joining us in supporting their incredible work by following them on social media, or better yet making a contribution.
KSB cares about clean water in Canada. With a long track record of successful potable water pump installations, KSB is now demonstrating our continued commitment to the market by investing in this clean water certification.