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Past & On-Going Projects

Aquatic Engineering Canada has successfully completed countless aeration and de-icing projects over the years ranging from large-scale industrial jobs to smaller commercial and municipal projects. Regardless of the size of the job, AEC, partnered with Pond Pro Canada, is equipped with qualified staff and the right equipment to get the job done!

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A custom  24 Can-Air Mega diffuser aeration system was designed and installed into the Town of Nanton's raw water reservoir as part of the town's drinking water upgrade project. The system was designed by our team of biologists and engineers to ensure that it provides adequate oxygen to help improve the raw water quality. Along with the in-water equipment supply and installation, we partnered with a local construction company to design and construct an impressive 12' x 30' blower building, fully equipped with industrial blowers, after-coolers, heating, and ventilation. 

Eckville Large Lagoon Aerated

The Town of Eckville contacted our team to come up with a solution for an effective and low-maintenance aeration system for two wastewater lagoons.  The town previously relied on old and failing surface aerators. The surface aerators posed health and safety risks for operators needing to go on the lagoons to service the equipment.  In 2023, we installed two custom bottom-diffused Can-Air Mega aeration systems (total of 19 diffusers) into the lagoons. These new submerged systems  have proven to be far easier to operate and maintain, compared to the old system.

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As an ongoing project, our team is incredibly proud to be involved in, is the de-icing portion of the Wolfe Island Ferry Dock Upgrade project, scheduled to be completed in 2025.

In 2023, our team installed 30 Can-Air Pro XL De-icer diffusers into the Kingston Harbour to maintain an ice-free path for the new Wolfe Islander ferry to travel. The remainder of the installation is scheduled for summer 2024. That portion will include the installation of the custom lengths of bubbler de-icing line around the new dock perimeter. Stay tuned to see more updates! 


Our team of biologists, engineers, and installation crew have installed a 70 Can-Air Mega X2 diffuser aeration system within the town's facultative wastewater lagoon to help improve oxygen levels, BOD, and TSS. The goal of this project is to help the town increase its existing wastewater facility to prepare for rapid community growth while continuing to meet stringent environmental standards.  

Boat Harbour remediation project aeration compressor shed

Our team worked with organizations including the government environmental agency and the local indigenous group to install a 60-diffuser system at the Boat Harbour to reduce BOD, COD, TSS, phosphates, and nitrogen-based contaminants, and improve effluent water quality. Converting the lake from surface aerators to fine-bubble bottom diffusers has doubled/tripled oxygen transfer efficiency, at the same time reducing the system from 600 HP to 15 HP.  

Windmill Harbour

A one-of-a kind man-made canal that accesses Alberta's Lac Ste. Anne has been equipped with 30 Can-Air SS diffusers to help improve the water quality for its new residents to enjoy the beaches for swimming and other recreational activities. 

Pulp and paper mill industrial aeration diffusers
Meadow Lake Mechanical Pulp Mill 
Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan

Our team completed a 26-diffuser aeration system in an industrial pulp and paper mill distillate equalization pond. This project was completed with Pond Pro's largest Can-Air Diffuser Pro XL diffusers to produce maximum aeration within the pond to help improve pulp quality. This project was completed in the Fall of 2021. 

Custom aeration design plans for recreational lake aeration system

AEC's team of biologist were recently contacted by Lake Sundance's Residents Association to come up with a lake management plan to safely and effectively reduce algae, macrophytes, and improve overall aquatic health and water quality. In the summer of 2021, AEC's team installed a 20 diffuser system into the 33-acre lake. Since the installation, oxygen levels have improved. Click here to learn more about this project. 

Installing Aeration Diffusers in Saskatchewan Pond & Lagoon

Our team recently completed an aeration design & installation for a rural drinking water retention pond for the town of Fleming in Saskatchewan. This Mega diffuser system, in conjunction with our biologist-recommended algaecide treatment, is implemented to make this water potable again.

Installing Aeration in Drinking Water Reservoir in Alberta

We were contacted by the administrators of new development in Cochrane Alberta. This unique community has its own drinking water reservoir and needed aeration to maintain potable water quality in its reservoir. This 19 diffuser system used our made in Canada aeration system. The operator reports that water quality testing results have been great since the system installation.

Water Management for Residential Communities including aeration, fountains and water treatments

Pond Pro Canada/ AEC was responsible for installing an aeration system in the expansive stormwater pond system running through the community of Watermark at Bearspaw. This aeration system included 32 diffusers to maintain water quality, reduce algae and weeds and prevent any odour from the water.

Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia municipal fountain
Harrison Hot Springs Lagoon Fountain & Aeration
Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia

Our team installed an 8 diffuser system, along with a 7.5 HP Decorative Fountain in Harrison Hot Springs Lagoon in British Columbia. This system was designed to improve water quality while adding visual appeal to the resort community. The fountain and lights received a rave review from the community.

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This 19 diffuser aeration system was installed in Lake Chaparral, the cornerstone of the Lake Chapparal Community. This aeration system has improved water quality and limited weeds and algae. This system has been an efficient and economic way to maintain the lake water quality so it can be enjoyed by residents every year. 

Snowmaking Pond Aeration

Pond Pro Canada/AEC was approached for assistance in improving the water quality of a snowmaking pond that was having problems with iron in the water and resulting in discolored snow. Our consultants recommended an aeration system that improved water quality and ensured clear white snow was produced for the ski resort.

High Level Aeration of drinking water reservoirs

High Level Drinking Water Reservoir was facing challenges with high manganese, hydrogen sulfide odours, and uncontrolled algae with their outdated aeration system. We installed a Can-Air Aeration system in both drinking water reservoirs (13 diffuser and 7 diffuser systems) to address these concerns. Town officials have reported low manganese levels, elimination of smell, and minimal algae growth. 

De-Icing Power Line in Manitoba

We were approached by Manitoba Hydro employees who needed emergency assistance to de-ice powerline towers. The base of these towers had been surrounded by a flood and now that it was frozen, the towers were being warped by ice damage. Our consultants advised them to chip away at the ice and place a Kasco 1HP De-Icer which successfully de-iced the area, allowing for tower repair, and protected the repaired infrastructure for the winter.

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Our team successfully provided and installed the 10 HP Aquamaster floating fountain in the city's Mirror Lake. This fountain has become a highlight in the city, a popular backdrop for special events.

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