Metro Vancouver’s Seymour Capilano filtration plant now operational
Seymour Capilano Water Projects
The Seymour and Capilano watersheds supply up to 70% of Metro Vancouver ’s drinking water. The Seymour-Capilano Filtration Plant, the largest of its kind in Canada, is sized to treat 1.8 billion litres of water per day from both sources. That is enough water to fill B.C. Place Stadium every day!
Located in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (LSCR), the filtration plant improves Metro Vancouver’s drinking water by removing turbidity and micro-organisms, and by reducing the amount of chlorine required to maintain water quality.
Seymour source water is currently being treated at the plant and conveyed by regional water mains to member municipalities for distribution to homes, businesses and industry. Following completion of the Twin Tunnels Project, Capilano source water will also be filtered at the plant and distributed by regional water mains.
When complete in 2013, the twin tunnels will transfer up to 1,250 million litres of treated water each day back to Capilano for distribution throughout Metro Vancouver.
The Summer 2010 issue of Watermark Magazine includes a feature article on Metro Vancouver's Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant..
Posted July 2010