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Trojan Technologies to treat Walkerton water

Trojan Technologies will supply a UV water purification system to Walkerton, Ont., the town hit in 2000 by an E.coli outbreak.

Trojan Technologies will supply an ultraviolet water purification system to Walkerton, Ont., the town hit in 2000 by an E.coli outbreak that killed seven people.

The Trojan equipment is expected to be installed and operational by this winter. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Based in London, Ont., the company said it will install two treatment units that will be able to process drinking water at a rate of slightly more than 7,100 cubic metres a day.

"With the addition of UV disinfection technology, we can provide Walkerton residents with an increased level of confidence in the safety of their drinking water," said Walkerton Mayor Charlie Bagnato in a release.

Shares of Trojan were off 1 cent to close at $10.59 on the TSX.

Trojan has sold drinking water treatment systems to 85 municipalities across Canada. It has also sold systems in the United States and Holland.

The Walkerton water crisis sparked a judicial inquiry, lawsuits and reviews of water systems across Ontario.

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