Charlottetown-based SENTRY Water Monitoring has received an investment of $1.9 million through Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). This is the first SDTC investment in SENTRY Water Monitoring and part of a partnership that is advancing the company as an industry leader in wastewater treatment.
“Sentry Water Monitoring, through innovation and dedication, has developed low-energy solutions for wastewater management,” said Sean Casey, member of parliament for Charlottetown. “I am proud to be part of a government that invests in cleantech. It’s good for the province and good for the planet.”
SENTRY Water Monitoring will use the investment to enhance its technology for optimizing wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). The company’s bioelectrochemical sensor monitors microbial health in real time, providing robust and reliable performance, even under difficult wastewater conditions.
“Canadian entrepreneurs are driving the innovation that is moving us towards a more sustainable and prosperous future,” said Leah Lawrence, president and CEO of SDTC. “This investment will enable SENTRY Water Monitoring to rapidly accelerate and commercialize its ideas.”
WWTPs serve a vital purpose, removing contaminants from domestic and industrial sewage to produce an end product that can be safely discharged into the environment or used for irrigation. By continuously monitoring biological data, SENTRY Water Monitoring’s technology can minimize negative impacts on the plant’s performance and resulting water quality.
“We care about the environment and making better decisions when treating wastewater,” said Patrick Kiely, CEO of SENTRY Water Monitoring. “SDTC will help accelerate the use of SENTRY’s technology in the circular economy by helping wastewater treatment plants save 20 per cent on energy costs or generate 20 per cent more energy from renewable biogas.”
Header image credit: SENTRY.