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:
- 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.
- 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.
- The treatment systems, pumping systems, piping systems, and electrical systems generally are all in good condition and maintained.
- 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.
- The system design, redundancy, and operations and maintenance is capable of promptly correcting isolated fluctuations of water parameters if they should occur.
- Staffing is sufficient to ensure the proper functioning and maintenance of the water systems.
- 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.
For further information:
Ann Marie Rondinelli