West Vancouver’s Eagle Lake Filtration Facility Wins Another Award


The District of West Vancouver's Eagle Lake Membrane Filtration Facility has received the 2009 Canadian Consulting Engineering Award of Excellence in the Water Eagle lake story (240p)Resources category, through Dayton & Knight Ltd. who acted as the Design Engineer. “Once again, we are honoured that Eagle Lake has been recognized by our peers,” says Raymond Fung, Director, Engineering & Transportation.

The Eagle Lake filtration project competed with 60 entries from across the country. In selecting the Eagle Lake filtration project for award, a number of features were recognized by the Award’s Jury, including:

  • Reduced building footprint by designing a tiered structure integrated into the slope to minimize rock blasting and to take advantage of gravity flow through the treatment process which minimizes pumping;
  • The first facility in the world to utilize GE’s ZeeWeed© Series 1000 membranes in a second stage water treatment process, which results in a plant efficiency exceeding 99%; and
  • Incorporation of environmental sustainability through use of lower greenhouse gas emitting EcoSmart concrete with high fly ash content; use of Forest Stewardship Council certified lumber; capture of waste heat produced by electrical equipment; and diversion of over 70% of construction wastes through re-use and recycling.

To view the full text of the news release issued by the District of West Vancouver, click here.


Posted November 2009