Product Review Committee

The Product Review Committee stated purpose is to review and approve new equipment and materials for design purposes, equipment replacement, and new equipment installations at the regional water and wastewater treatment plants, water storage reservoirs, pumping stations, bio-solids works, and other facilities within the Division.

To provide timely responses to requests for product reviews, the Chairperson will convene quarterly meetings to review any new submissions. Meetings to hear presentations from suppliers and equipment manufacturers and product reviews will be scheduled on a minimum quarterly basis, or more frequently as deemed necessary by the PRC Chairperson.

The structure of the committee allows input from the Engineering, Operations, Maintenance, Laboratory and Process Optimization. The committee consists of 7 members from Regional Niagara Staff as follows; Engineering (1), Water Operations (1), Wastewater Operations (1), Maintenance (2) and Process Optimization (1) and Laboratory (1).

Initially the Committee may utilize subcommittees, each responsible for specific categories of products. These categories may include but are not limited to, are:

  • Electrical & Instrumentation
  • SCADA
  • Process
  • Laboratory
  • Mechanical

Each subcommittee will meet at the direction of the PRC (frequency ultimately depends upon the quantity of products to be reviewed) in order to ensure timely consideration of submitted products for evaluation. Each subcommittee will review the product and submit a report to the PRC with its recommendations. The PRC will accept this report and render its decision within 30 days. A majority vote by the committee is required to accept any new product.

Documents

Hard copies of the Request for Consideration should be sent to the attention of:

Charles Rittner
c/o Lynne House
Water & Wastewater Services
Central Maintenance Facility
980 Major St.
Welland, ON L3B 6J2


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