Nanaimo Water Treatment Plant Receives Award of Merit
On Saturday, April 8th, the City of Nanaimo and Associated Engineering were recognized for the City's South Fork Water Treatment Plant, receiving an Award of Merit in the Civil and Municipal Infrastructure category.The Water Treatment Plant directly supports the City's core value of economic health and environmental responsibility.
"The City of Nanaimo is honoured to be recognized with the Award of Merit in the Civil and Municipal Engineering category for its South Fork Water Treatment Plant. This project—the largest infrastructure project built in a generation—will serve the community for generations to come, providing them with fresh, clean, safe drinking water." - Bill Sims, Manager, Water Resources, City of Nanaimo
The honour was handed out at the 28th Annual Awards for Engineering Excellence Gala, held Saturday evening at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver. The Awards are hosted by the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of British Columbia (ACEC-BC) to recognize its member firms' achievements and honour technical innovation and engineering excellence.
The South Fork Water Treatment Plant has been filtering Nanaimo's drinking water since December, 2015. The water is filtered using state-of-the-art submerged membrane filtration; membranes remove pathogens as small as bacteria from the source water and produce water that is delicious and safe to drink.
- Nanaimo's South Fork Water Treatment Plant is the largest membrane plant in Canada to use a gravity syphon to draw water through membrane filters.
- Using a syphon instead of pumps saves approximately $70,000 in annual power costs, and significantly improves membrane filter performance.
- The South Fork Water Treatment Plant is an extremely water-efficient plant, treating 99% of the water that comes from the City's surface water source.
Read the news release here: http://www.nanaimo.ca/Newsroom/NR170412WaterTreatmentPlantReceivesAwardOfMerit.html
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