It was a big day for a water technology firm that got it’s start in Kingston in the early 2000’s.
Tecta-PDS formed at Queen’s University in 2003 creating an automated water monitoring system in response to the Walkerton water disaster.
The invention was created to offer an easier, faster, and less expensive on-site water test for E-coli contamination.
Shortly after, the company was bought by a global conglomerate.
Now a go-to method of testing water around the world, the company is once again privately owned and has returned to Kingston.
Doug Wilton/CEO, TECTA-PDS:
“I’ve seen the company go from a two person company, to be part of 300 thousand and two people, now were back to a dozen people.
It’s very exciting, they’re like family, they are an incredible group of people.
We’re taking this Kingston developed technology, we’re taking it to the entire world. It is the world’s best and we are very excited about it.”