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Canadian water treatment plant wins Gold LEED status

The Kamloops Centre for Water Quality has achieved a Gold LEED rating. This is the first time a water treatment pla...


The Kamloops Centre for Water Quality has achieved a Gold LEED rating. This is the first time a water treatment plant in Canada has achieved this distinction.
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is becoming the North American standard for rating buildings and other facilities in terms of their “green” design.
The Kamloops water treatment plant serves 80,000 people and is capable of producing 160 million litres of water per day.
The plant’s green features including recycling and treating process wastewater, recovering heat from process equipment, and reusing reject water for park irrigation.
The project won a 2006 Canadian Consulting Engineering Award. See Canadian Consulting Engineer’s October-November 2006 issue.