Environmental Policy

AQUAREHAB’s primary goal is to minimize its impact on the environment when upgrading our clients’ infrastructures. However, we recognize that our activities can result in some difficulties. At all times, AQUAREHAB acts to prevent pollution, efficiently use resources, and reduce the impact of our operations. We are committed to continuous improvement in order to exceed our clients’ expectations.

All of our employees are aware of and cooperate in implementing our ECOGESTE charter to assure that their work is executed with minimal risk to the environment. Our company sets objectives and reviews performance through ongoing management meetings and throughout the work makes this declaration widely available.

OUR ECOGESTE CHARTER

  1. Less noise and less time
  2. Dust-free environment
  3. Respect for natural areas
  4. Ten times less pollution with no-trench construction
  5. Enhanced safety
  6. No stress on existing structures
  7. No degradation of networks
  8. Excavations = reconditioned waste on-sitevBackfill = eco backfill
  9. No infringement on local life, no blocking of road traffic
  1. Trenching usually involves a jackhammer and dump trucks to manage the excavations and backfills. The longer the trench, the greater the need for repeated interventions, and the more noise this causes. Our no-trench technique limits the use of noisy equipment to the strictest minimum. In general, we estimate that our technique can reduce traditional methods by a factor of 10 (source: FSTT). Noise is also limited within the space and for the duration.
  2. We notice, we act. When it comes to traditional practices, we are aware of the back and forth of numerous polluting vehicles on the work site. The environmental impact on waterfront residents and workers comes in the form of atmospheric dust. The no-trench technique we practice, which uses suction to excavate, minimizes the use of these vehicles. They are an intelligent solution for the well-being of citizens and the preservation of the environment.
  3. Intervening on dormant sites changes the ecosystem that has been established for several years. When you think of the ecosystem, of course we include flora and fauna. Intervening underground significantly reduces problems that can dramatically impact the rebuilding of the ecological balance.
  4. Our no-trench method allows us to reduce pollution on construction sites by a factor of 10. Not only is noise reduced, but limiting the use of construction equipment allows us to avoid polluting the water with hydrocarbons, soiling the road, weakening soil compaction and basements, diminish vibrations, and allows us to reduce the visual impact for residents.
  5. Our approach of working without digging trenches allows us to assure a safer environment to local residents, road traffic, and workers. The no-trench method is logical for everyone’s safety. No more deep trenches, no risks of landslides, no falling workers, which reduces workplace accidents.
  6. Respect for the environment is also respect for existing structures. Our no-trench method and suction excavation technique allow us to maintain the integrity of historic zones, even in urban areas.
  7. In the context of a connection or laying of pipelines, the method that we practice and recommend is based on excavating by suction. This method allows to excavate while respecting existing structures and avoids any stress on underground networks.
  8. Previously, excavations were stored at the work site, which resulted in problems such as dust, dirt and danger to road traffic. Today, with our goal of working properly, we use a vacuum truck. Its function is to suck the excavations (stones up to 33 kg), store the residue in a tank (about 8 m3) and recondition with compacted backfill. Our no-trench technique reduces the amount of excavated material, which regulators consider to be waste, by a factor of 10.
  9. The methods we use are part of a sustainable development policy. In the wake of this ecological and environmental approach, we recommend and use eco backfill (reused and compacted excavated material). More economical, this method allows us to use ten times less backfill because we do not dig a trench.
  10. To preserve the comfort of residents, micro drills used for laying pipelines or refurbishing connections do not take up more space than the width of a sidewalk. So, we do not force people to leave a downtown area when we install pipelines or execute repairs. As a result, businesses do not suffer operating losses incurred by a loss of customer traffic.