Polywest is committed to working with Indigenous communities in a spirit of mutual trust and respect. We have a long track-record of indigenous cooperation with regards to the liquid handling products and services we supply. Recognizing that we are all stewards of the land, Polywest has partnered with First Nations and Metis on many levels to manage clean water and wastewater for human needs. One example of such cooperative action is the supply of Freeze-Protected tanks, a necessity in Canada’s harsh winter climate. These are heat traced, insulated, and UV protected above ground water cisterns that hold the supply of clean potable drinking water for indigenous bands of northern Manitoba. To accompany these residences are wastewater tanks above or below ground that control waste discharge and protect the environment. Together we have assisted in bringing basic necessities and improved standards of living to thousands of indigenous men, women, and children.
In accordance with government acts, rules, and regulations Polywest supplies storage tanks with government approval for potable water, and CSA certification for tanks handling waste disposal. Importantly, Polywest recognizes the need to maintain the health of our environment and the health of indigenous residents. First Nations and Metis are valuable citizens in the woven Canadian demographic.