Nanaimo’s South Fork Water Treatment Plant is the largest, siphon-powered, membrane filtration plant in North America. The innovative use of siphon, rather than pumps, reduces the building footprint, and saves capital, operating and maintenance costs. Employing a two-stage membrane filtration system increases treatment efficiency to more than 98%.
During the 2016 Fort McMurray Wildfire, we provided technical support to the Water Treatment Plant operators to ensure the supply of firefighting water and helped execute the Water System Recovery Plan for disinfecting and flushing the water system to provide safe drinking water.
We developed a phased ten year program that provided immediate benefits and improvements to water quality at the end of each phase. The first phase, implemented in 2005, optimized the water treatment plant processes and implemented new processes within the facility’s footprint, almost doubling capacity of the plant and meeting more stringent treatment requirements.
The Consulting Engineers of Saskatchewan recognized the project with an Award of Excellence for its innovative and efficient intake design, integrating physical and computational modeling to comply with regulatory requirements while minimizing the impact on the sensitive aquatic environment.
The facility is the largest municipal water distribution pump station in BC, and has a major role in the overall water supply scheme for a number of municipalities including Langley, Maple Ridge, and Surrey. The project embraces the Sustainable Region Initiative that supports the overall sustainability of projects and the reduction of impacts on the environment.
The design of water supply, storage, treatment and distribution facilities is a cornerstone of Associated's services. With a multi-discipline, in-house team including process, civil, structural, electrical, instrumentation and controls, and mechanical engineers, we offer clients a full-service design team. In addition, Associated also offers a comprehensive range of services including environmental impacts, economic feasibility assessment, and asset management. Our highly-skilled professional teams use innovative methods and advanced computer-based modelling techniques to produce cost-effective and efficient designs that meet our clients' specific requirements. Our expertise includes:
- Modeling and Network Analysis
- Master Plans
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
ACEC-BC 2017 Award of Merit
South Fork Water Treatment Plant
Consulting Engineers of Alberta 2014 Award of Excellence
Wandering River Pipeline and Reservoir Design Build
Consulting Engineers of Ontario 2013 Award of Excellence
Avenue Road Watermain
Consulting Engineers of Saskatchewan 2012 Award of Excellence
City of Saskatoon Raw Water Intake
Consulting Engineers of Saskatchewan 2016 Award of Excellence
City of Saskatoon Reservoir and Pump Station Upgrades
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