About Go Green

Erling Kjerside

Sewage and Waste Water Treatment System Ltd. was formed in 1996 by Erling Kjerside. With 30 years experience in high-technology sales in Europe and Canada , Erling recognized the deficiencies in advanced wastewater treatment systems and set out to produce a better, more reliable product. Existing fixed media tanks had a tendency to clog up as the bacteria grew on the media. They were also difficult to service, as the grid would tend to collapse on removal. After some experimentation, a floating media that was packed together so if acted like a fixed media, but which could be sucked out for easy replacement was developed and patented. Two sites using the new media and other innovations were installed in December 1998 and February of 1999,with permit approval from the Ministry of Health under innovative technologies new to BC.

In June of 1999 NovaTec Consultants Inc. (Environmental Engineers and Scientists) were hired to provide an independent review of the new systems. Using test results from Phillip Analytical Services collected over a 17 month period, Novatec staff concluded that both systems showed a consistently excellent degree of treatment. BOD5 and TSS levels were under 10 mg./l. (many samples were below the measurable limits of 4 mg./l). Most of the fecal coliform measurements were in the 40MPN/100 ml. range. Monitoring of both sites has continued to the present with similar results. Both dispersal fields are clean and odour free, and only routine inspection of the systems has been required. Neither system has required pumping (typically this is needed every 2 years for septic tank systems).

Go Green has also developed a line of products for marine applications, which have been installed in houseboats, fishing boats and a Department of Fisheries and Oceans floating camp. Because of the extremely clean effluent, it has been possible to disperse directly into the ocean with no ecological impact. Most recently, Go Green has developed a design for an eco-barge with a toilet and a treatment system under the barge for use in a major harbour.

All of the Go Green systems have proven trouble free and as a result we are able to offer a 5 year warranty on tanks and media.

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