“This project is a key part of West Vancouver’s ongoing long-term plan to supply our own high quality drinking water. We are proud partners with the provincial and federal governments in the provision of this essential public resource,” stated West Vancouver Mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones.
Eagle Lake (200p)
To have as low an impact on the environment as possible, the District chose the membrane filtration system because it produces high quality drinking water and is also a compact technology.
Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant
The Seymour and Capilano watersheds supply up to 70% of Metro Vancouver ’s drinking water. The filtration plant is the largest of its kind in Canada.
The Eagle Lake facility received the 2009 Canadian Consulting Engineering Award of Excellence in the Water Resources category.
Metro Vancouver's Seymour Capilano filtration plant will be the world’s largest ultraviolet disinfection facility, filtering nearly 2 billion litres daily.
Pam Goldsmith-Jones (120p)
This 21 million litres per day capacity water treatment plant is equipped with state-of-the-art membrane filtration technology, which provides protection for residents from waterborne diseases. The District is honoured to be recognized and proud of the partnership and innovation that drove this project.
The Ymir water treatment facility was designed with a triple bottom-line approach, taking into account financial, environmental and social objectives.
Small Water Systems on long-term boil order: suggestions to comply with provincial drinking water legislation in BC
“Many small water systems throughout British Columbia, particularly those on a surface water source, have no effective or minimum treatment in place, and have chosen to remain on a boil order, often for many years,” wrote Denny Ross-Smith. “I would urge all small systems in this position to begin planning now to take the steps necessary to comply with the Drinking Water Protection Act and Regulation.”
Eagle Lake membrane filtration facility reduces West Vancouver’s reliance on Metro Vancouver regional water
Eagle Lake commissioning – Mayor Pam & Ray Fung
The District of West Vancouver's Eagle Lake Development Plan recognizes that water is a valuable commodity. Developing the Eagle Lake water source will help the municipality manage increasing costs of treated water, reduce reliance on Metro Vancouver water, and increase the amount of water supplied by Eagle Lake.
White River First Nation story
Watermark Magazine – Winter 2008
This is the story of a project that is interesting because of the setting, climate and remoteness, and the unique challenges that these present.