AWWA profiles satisfied WOW purchase client

At the end of August a satisfied WOW client – The City of Bozeman, Montana – shared a great article from the August 2015 edition of the AWWA Journal in which their water refill station was profiled!

The City of Bozeman purchased a Classic Water Refill Station from WOW in 2014.

Read the whole Communication Without Words: How Utilities Can Become Visible to Their Customers article on our website now!

Bozeman has experienced amazing success keeping residents and visitors to local events hydrated using their water refill station. The station purchase has helped the Bozeman municipality communicate the value of water, open the channels of communication about the benefits of tap water over bottled water, and generate “a lot of fun discussions…about where their water comes from”. Purchasing a WOW water refill station for your event or municipality can provide similar results to your city’s hydration demands as well.

Find out more about how to purchase a Water-on-Wheels water refill station and how WOW can help your event or municipality hydrated using existing tap water infrastructure on the Buy a Station webpage, our Contact WOW today to discuss your hydration needs!

Happy reading!

“Canada 150” 2017 funding announced

Happy Canada Day!

In 2017 Canada will celebrate its 150 anniversary! The Department of Canadian Heritage has announced a new funding initiative: The Canada 150 Fund, aimed at providing funding for events that promote Canadian values, culture and history; generate national pride; and leave a legacy for the future.

Consider investing in a water station or multiple stations as part of your request for event funding and as part of your event’s legacy opportunities.

Find more information about The Canada 150 Fund on the Department of Canadian Heritage website.

Now is your chance to get creative and use this opportunity for funding to support your desire to invest in the long-term sustainable legacy of your event. Plan to add a water refill station to your event in 2017. Instead of renting a station considering making the investment in a station purchase that can be used at your events for years to come.

Purchasing a WOW water refill station is economical and turn-key.

WOW Mini stations retail for $3,500+HST and shipping.

WOW Classic stations retail for $9,000+HST and shipping.

Contact WOW today to explore the possibilities of purchasing a WOW water refill station for your Canada 150 event in 2017.

Plan ahead to stay hydrated. Let WOW help!

Over 1M refills since 2010!

We’ve surpassed a significant milestone in our business recently – the 1 million refill mark!

1million

Thank you to all of our clients, the hundreds of special events across Ontario who have welcomed WOW water refill stations into their events to keep patrons and attendees hydrated, WOW has filled more than one million cups, bottles, canteens, jugs water guns, and hydration packs to date.

To recognize this milestone and to keep our web followers updated on our refilling progress, we’ve added a cool new refill tracker on the Rent a Station page of this website. Check this webpage regularly to find out how many bottles refills WOW dispenses this season.

The 2015 season is shaping up to be WOW’s busiest yet! Lots of events, means lots of refills, but more importantly means fewer disposable bottles being sent to landfill as the result of event-generated waste. Thank you to all of our clients, and all of the event attendees who have chosen Water-on-Wheels to #stayhydrated and enhance event #sustainability.

Next time you head out the door to an event, remember to #BYOBottle and find the closest WOW water refill station.

Looking forward to our next million refills.

– The WOW Team

WOW is a “Water’s Next” award finalist!

WOW’s owner, Rebecca Cotter, chosen as a Water’s Next 2015 Finalist!

Adapted from original article published on Water Canada.

With more than 80 nominations for this year’s Water’s Next awards, the Water’s Next national awards program honours the achievements and ideas of individuals and companies that successfully work to change water in our country.

To celebrate Canada Water Week (March 16-22), as well as our country’s water champions and leaders, Water’s Next has released the names of the finalists for each of the eight awards – and Water-on-Wheels has been chosen as a finalist in the Business category!

Thank you to the 2015 selection committee for their consideration and selections.

WOW is honoured to be recognized among such an impressive group of water leaders and professionals…

PEOPLE
Academia/NGO
Heather Leschied, Living Lakes Canada
Matthew McCandless, IISD-Experimental Lakes Area
Madjid Mohseni, University of British Columbia

BUSINESS
Michael Albanese, H2Flow Equipment Inc.
Rebecca Cotter, Water-on-Wheels
Kevin Jones, BLOOM Centre for Sustainability
Lynn Mueller, International Wastewater Systems

GOVERNMENT
Eric Meliton, Partners in Project Green
Barry Orr, City of London
Numair Uppal, WRAIN
Anna Warwick-Sears, Okanagan Basin Water Board

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
Cailin Hillier, Canadian Water Network
Megan Kot, Centre for Water Resources Studies – Dalhousie University
Muaz Nasir, Toronto Water
Mikhail Smilovic, McGill University

TECHNOLOGY

Water Resources
Aquarius, Aquatic Informatics
AWT Bacterial Treatments, Advanced Water Technologies Inc.
Tomahawk System, Envirologics Engineering Inc.
WaterTrax Electronic Reporting Tool, WaterTrax

Conveyance
Community Circle Drinking Water System Design and Development, RES’EAU-WaterNET
Model Predictive Pressure Control, Windsor Utilities Commission

Drinking Water
ATP Monitoring Solutions, LuminUltra
AVIVE Water, SanEcoTec Ltd.
Coquitlam UV Disinfection Facility Project, Metro Vancouver and Ausenco Engineering Canada Inc.
Pipe Wall Assessment Technology, Pure Technologies

Wastewater
Anaerobic ADI-BVF Reactor, ADI Systems
Jellyfish & Sorbtive Media, Imbrium Systems
Pearl Nutrient Recovery Process, Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc.
PeCOD, Mantech Inc.

Good luck to all the finalists!

WOW is hiring summer staff!

WOW IS HIRING HYDRATION TEAM MEMBERS

Water-on-Wheels (WOW) provides water refill stations to special events across Ontario. We pride ourselves on helping the special event industry decrease the presence of disposable bottled water waste from event sites and landfills. Since 2010, WOW has kept well over 150 events each year hydrated including, VELD Fest, Edgefest, Kitchener Blues Festival, Toronto’s Festival of Beer (TFOB), Toronto Urban Roots Festival (TURF), Steamwhistle Beerfest, and many more. Because many of WOW’s water refill stations are a staffed service, WOW staff have the opportunity to be present at many of the events WOW hydrates while working the water stations.

WOW is looking for summer staff to join its hydration team!

Position:         Water station installers and staff

Water station installers and staff make up the core WOW Hydration  Team. WOW staff will work closely with the company’s Hydration Supervisors who deliver the stations to the site and lead the water station services. Water station installers and staff that are responsible, reliable, fast-learners and enjoy taking initiative in fast-paced environments are best suited for this position.

Eligible applicants must possess the following skills:

Flexible schedule.
Availability to work long hours.
Availability to work weekends, including holiday weekends.
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
Hardworking, self-motivated, team player.
Strong customer service skills.
Used to working in an unsupervised environments.
Valid G-class licence is an asset.
Access to own vehicle for transit to and from events is an asset.

Duties include:

Installing and removing water stations at event sites.
Staying with and continuously cleaning water stations during events
Identifying  problems and performing work in the spirit of teamwork.

This position is for summer employment May-October and may be on-call, part-time or full-time as the WOW schedule of bookings requires.

To apply, please send your resume to bookings@wateronwheels.ca with “Summer Staff” as the subject line along with your first and last name.

WOW thanks all those who apply however due to the volume of applications we receive, we will only be in touch with those whom we are looking to interview.