Construction is moving forward at a rapid pace at the CHAZ Yorkville Condos in downtown Toronto. The 47-storey condominium by developer 45 Charles Ltd. and project manager Edenshaw Homes will manage water more effectively through the use of a Greyter Water Systems solution. Water collected from the mandatory stormwater retention tank will be treated by a Greyter smart water solution so that it can be reused for irrigation.
Older areas of many municipalities like Toronto rely on a combined sanitory/storm sewer system where large storms cause overflows that can reak havoc on surrounding lakes and rivers. As such, the stormwater systems of new commercial building developments are often required to produce half the runoff that would have otherwise existed had the site been undeveloped. “In order to reduce the stress of water runoff on the city’s stormwater management system, the Chaz is being designed with a water retention tank built right into the foundation,” said Mark Sales, Greyter Water Systems’ CEO. “It is an extremely efficient process since stormwater will be drawn from the building’s retention tank only when water is called upon to be reused for irrigation,” said Greyter’s CTO Chris Thompson. “Moreover, since the stormwater tank is already part of the structure, the capital costs for the entire system were significantly reduced,” continued Mr. Thompson.