District of West Vancouver Receives Award of Excellence for Eagle Lake Membrane Filtration Facility
The District of West Vancouver’s Eagle Lake Membrane Filtration Facility has been selected as the recipient of the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) Environmental Award of Excellence for 2009 in the category of Design, Construction, and Monitoring. Sponsored by the Association’s Environment Committee, this award recognizes APEGBC members and their firms for outstanding contributions towards environmental protection and/or sustainable development.
“This is an outstanding example of the calibre of our Engineering Department, led by Ray Fung, our commitment to sustainability, and the highest standards of public health in our drinking water. Inspiring excellence and leading by example is what we strive for, and what our staff and Dayton and Knight have achieved,” says Mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones.
“The District is honoured to be recognized by the Association and proud of the partnership and innovation that drove this project,” says Raymond Fung, Director, Engineering & Transportation.
For more information about the project, click pn Eagle Lake Water Improvement Program.
About the Eagle Lake Facility
In the fall of 2008, a ceremony was held for the opening of the Eagle Lake Membrane Filtration Facility.
“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, such as viruses, giardia, and cryptosporidium and from the possible impacts of turbidity, while reducing the amount of chlorine used,” explains Ray Fung.
“The treatment process also includes pH adjustment to the naturally acidic source waters of Eagle Lake. Several green building features were incorporated into the project.”
Funding of this $16.8 million facility was approved by Council in 2006, and the capital cost was offset by a $3.0 million contribution from senior governments under the Canada – BC Infrastructure Grant Program.
To read a previous story about this facility, click on Eagle Lake membrane filtration facility reduces West Vancouver's reliance on Metro Vancouver regional water.
Posted October 2009