Highlights from the March WRAMA Seminar

Flapper for your Crapper

A big March snowstorm could not keep our WRAMA faithful away! Right around seminar time, the skies cleared up to show a brilliant sunset. Inside our four speakers were keen to share their tips for saving utilities.

Leading off was none other than yours truly… me! I shared some information on TIPS and TRENDS for boilers, water heaters, furnaces and ACs. It boils down to keeping an eye on your systems, doing the fundamentals like replacing your filters, and getting ANNUAL MAINTENANCE done.

Next, Josh Halbert from Canadian Water Conditioning spoke about water and water treatment. Water quality management is important for tenants, infrastructure and equipment like boilers and water heaters. There are alternative treatment techniques including Parafos, a food grade scale and corrosion inhibitor for non-potable applications.

Ruth Hildebrand, from the Region of Waterloo, spoke about promoting water efficiency. The Region’s Water Master Plan will be voted on in June, including the Flapper Replacement Program. Flappers are one of the most common sources of water leaks – check your own toilet! Don’t know much about your flapper? Watch here.

Lastly, Wayne Brabazon from the Region spoke about ICI water efficiency. They help offset audit costs and rebate for water savings. There is opportunity for the multi-residential sector for savings and it will be worth a call to the Region to investigate: 519-575-4426. Wayne’s message: track your utility consumption for your home, business or building.

Stephen McDonald, Afterglow Ltd, smcdonald@afterglow.ca


Afterglow is attending and is a proud Waterloo Region Apartment Manager Association Trade Fair Sponsor tonight. It is an annual trade fair for residential landlords, condo managers, and property managers.  “We have been members for more than twenty years.” Says Stephen McDonald, GM of Afterglow.  “It is a great place to connect with our clients and meet new customers.”

The WRAMA Trade Fair begins at 5 pm at St. George Hall with a buffet dinner, followed by the trade show from 7-9pm.  Admission is free with a donation to the Food Bank.

More than 3500 area property managers, owners and condo mangers are invited.  There are over 50 exhibitors.  “Afterglow is an event sponsor, we believe that this event is a really important place to network.”

Click here to learn more about the Trade Fair.