Pure Clean Water: Canada’s largest water filtration plant is set to be operational by end of 2009


Seymour water filtration plant

“When Canada’s largest water filtration plant is operational at the end of this year, more than two million people served by the region’s system will be enjoying high quality drinking water,” writes Cheryl Mah in the September/October issue of Construction Business magazine.

“Filtration and ultraviolet (UV) disinfection will improve the water significantly by eliminating turbidity, micro-organisms and potential pathogens. Demand for chlorine is also expected to be reduced by 50 per cent. The plant will be the world’s largest UV disinfection facility, filtering nearly 2 billion litres daily.”

“In accordance with Metro Vancouver’s Sustainable Region Initiative, sustainable building and environmental technologies and practices are being used in the project design and construction. They include the use of EcoSmart concrete, stormwater best management practices, recycling of construction materials and backwash water recycling.”


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Posted November 2009