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Announcing Canadian Biosolids and Residuals Conference 2018

We are excited to bring the biennial Canadian Biosolids and Residuals Conference to Halifax in September! This year, Northeastern USA will be joining us, Welcome NEBRA! Excellent technical sessions from nutrient recovery, residuals management, research and science, soil health and learn about successful biosolids and residuals (fly ash, lime, compost, paper sludge, and many others!) programs, etc. There are CEU’s available. Come join Industry, Municipalities, Government, Universities, Laboratories, Residual Management companies, Mining, Power energy, Pulp and Paper, Agriculture and More! Plus enjoy the fantastic social events (included in your registration!).

Register by July 1st & your registration might be free!

“The premier event for biosolids & residuals in Canada & northeastern U. S.”


“Imbibe the knowledge.  Replenish the passion.  Learn from each other.” (link your site to this site!)

July 1 early-bird discount & free registration raffle entry. Details.

What you need to know:

Halifax Water, ACWWA, & NEBRA welcome you to the best biosolids conference of the decade – including all that gracious Halifax has to offer! This international conference is in the brand new World Trade and Convention Center near the harbor, downtown – a world-renowned destination. And “Halifax is at its best in September. And what’s not to like about local seafood (lobster!)?”  And it’s affordable!   (U. S. attendees – enjoy the Canadian dollar discount.) 

Registration: Meals & 2 evening networking events included!  Early-bird discount. Drawing for free registration.

Hotel Options: The hospitality Halifax is known for.

 Call for Abstracts:  We need your expertise!  Deadline: February 28th.

 Sponsorships: Hurry!  More than half the opportunities are already booked!

Exhibits / Trade Show:  Pick your spot: first-come, first served. Includes one full registration.

Networking events: Three evenings of the best Halifax has to offer – including a tall ship harbor cruise, a brewery feast, & a speakeasy

  Student rates & prizes:  $750 1st prize for winning student presentation. Student discount (& first 10 students free!)

Tour: Includes Tuesday evening networking event, facilities tour & BBQ pig roast lunch (& veggie option) at a farm growing with biosolids – for just $60!

You won’t want to miss this!  (And it’s going to sell fast.)

“The premier event for biosolids & residuals in Canada & northeastern U. S.”  Register & book your travel now!

The Guatemala Outreach

Sansom Equipment is happy to support

The Guatemala Outreach Group.

Working since 2010 to enhance the quality of life for people in remote villages in Guatemala.

The use of traditional wood-burning stoves represents a triple threat to Guatemalan women, their families, and communities as a health risk, economic burden, and environmental strain. Families traditionally use open-pit fires to cook at home, but the smoke from these fires threatens the health of women and children and is one of the leading causes of death in the developing world. These fires also require greater firewood consumption, resulting in the degradation of critical tropical forests. Your financial support for the construction of fuel-efficient stoves will help improve human health and the environment. It is estimated that each stove will save 2-3 tons of carbon dioxide per year and add 10-15 years to the life of each family member.




50 Years Of Excellence 1964-2014

It’s 2014 and a very special year for Sansom Equipment. We are 50 years old and proud of it. Sansom has strived over those years to be the best at what we do, i think we have accomplished that.  We are a whole lot larger and stronger than we were 50 years ago and continue to build on that to service our customers as well as is possible. Keep an eye on our website for upcoming events, stop and see us at MPWWA in April in Halifax and celebrate our 50 years of success with us. To our customers, thank you so much for your trust in us, it would not be possible to be here without you. Please continue to call anytime we can help you with a problem, new application or simply to say hello.

Patterson Fire Pumps And Sansom



Sansom Equipment an exclusive distributor for Patterson Fire Pumps for Atlantic Canada for many years is proud to add Ontario as part of our coverage area. Patterson (A Gorman Rupp Company) offers a diverse selection of fire pumps and skids for all applications. We have vertical turbine, split case electric or diesel driven c/w controls and in some cases even the buildings. See our attached fire pump publication. Call Darryl Hyson to talk about your application Ph:613-859-5610 email:

Fire Pump Publication

Loss of a Great Guy

On Wednesday, June 12/2013, the Sansom Equipment Family lost a good friend and colleague, Michel Boyer from Gorman Rupp Pumps. He was more than a business associate and our district manager, he was a true friend to all. Whenever we needed him, he was there, he had a great sense of humor and always had time to sit down and talk to help with a problem, even if it was not business related or nothing to do with Gorman Rupp. Michel, you will be missed and in tribute to you i post this Irish prayer:

Don’t grieve for me, for now i am free

I follow the plan God laid out for me

I saw his face, i heard his call

I took his hand and left it all

I could not stay another day

To love, to laugh, to work and play

Tasks left undone must stay that way

And if my parting has left a void

Then fill it with remembered joy

A Friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss

Ah yes, these things i , too shall miss

My life’s been full, i’ve savoured much

Good times, good friends, a loved one’s touch

Perhap’s my time seemed all too brief

Don’t shorten yours with undo grief

Be not burdened with tears of sorrow

Enjoy the sunshine of the morrow

Cheers good friend!


Neptune / Red Seal Measurement Industrial Measuring Systems

Sansom is pleased to announce we are now distributor for Atlantic Canada for the Neptune / Red Seal industrial meter line which includes Coroilis electronic flowmeters, nutrating disc, oscillating piston and mass flow meters. These systems are used in the food and beverage industry, asphalt, oil & gas and virtually anywhere you need to meter flow or do batching of products.

Contact us today for your application or parts needs.

Gorman Rupp For The Long Haul

After approximately 45 years of involvement with Gorman Rupp Pumps we thought it was time to add a little info on what we are doing and how things are going. The GR T Series self priming pumps have been out there operating in the municipalities and industrial plants for many years and certainly have been operated at very low cost. With the Nova Scotia guidelines and NS Power requiring all submersible pump stations to be explosion proof, above ground GR pumps have certainly become more popular. We have all kinds of advantages to offer, here are a few:

No requirement to meet explosion proof regulations

Standard NEMA frame high efficiency motors, low cost replacement compared to explosion proof submersible pumps

Quick and easy install with packaged fiberglas enclosures that include pre-wired electrical, piping etc.
Inexpensive parts replacement, ease of maintenance at your own shop

Takes confined space entry out of the picture

We have hundreds of successful installations in Atlantic Canada and are willing to help you today with your application for a new station or refit of an existing, call us today.

See below for the new and the old, out with the submersible, in with the GR Self primers.


Krohne Radar Level Control

Level control in water/waterwater is very important and Krohne has a solution for all of your liquid or dry powder measurement. Whether it be foam in a wastewater plant, lime in a silo or simply level monitoring in a tank, we can do it for you with our ultra sonic and radar level controls. Ove the next few weeks we will be posting sample applications, call or email us if you see anything that interests you. Click on the attachment below to view an application on foam.
Foam Control with Krohne radar level device