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%.
Associated has provided engineering services to the City of Calgary's Glenmore Water Treatment Plant for more than 30 years. Recent upgrades expanded the capacity of the plant to 550 ML/d. Process improvements included sand-ballasted flocculation for pretreatment, taste and odour control, filter upgrades, on-site sodium hypochlorite generation, and ultraviolet disinfection.
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.
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.
Efficiently meeting increasingly stringent water quality standards demands experienced and dedicated water treatment specialists with the ability to characterize water quality and the knowledge to develop the appropriate treatment process. As leaders in water treatment, we have designed water treatment facilities incorporating current and developing treatment technologies and techniques and state-of-the-art control systems. Associated encourages innovation and we have employed emerging technologies such as integrated membrane ultrafiltration and advanced oxidation in water treatment. Our project experience ranges from treating the pristine watersheds of the west coast to the highly used watersheds in Ontario. Project sizes range from systems for small remote communities to large cities.
For more information, please contact Doug Olson (Senior Vice President, Water) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACEC-BC 2017 Award of Merit
South Fork Water Treatment Plant
Canadian Consulting Engineering 2009 Award of Excellence
E.L. Smith Water Treatment Plant Upgrade
Consulting Engineers of Alberta 2015 Award of Excellence
Fort McMurray Water Treatment Plant Upgrade
Consulting Engineers of Ontario 2015 Award of Excellence
Oakville Water Purification Plant
Federation of Canadian Municipalities 2013 Sustainable Community Award
City of Yorkton Water Treatment Plant
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