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Erickson water treatment plant wins top B.C. award

March 20, 2006
By Canadian Consulting Engineer

Consulting Engineers of British Columbia celebrated their 2006 award-winners on Saturday, March 4 in Vancouver.

Consulting Engineers of British Columbia celebrated their 2006 award-winners on Saturday, March 4 in Vancouver.
CH2M Hill won the Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Excellence for the Arrow Creek Water Treatment Plant in Erickson. The 300 Ml/day plant serves 7,000 users in southeastern B.C. It began operations in October last year.
The project had a contentious history over a decade. Giardiasis was discovered in the community’s water supply, but local officials were opposed to adding chemicals to treat the supply. CH2M Hill was hired in 2001 to work with the province and the public to find a solution. The completed plant combines membrane filtration and ultraviolet disinfection.
CH2M Hill was responsible for the planning, pilot testing, design and services during construction and commissioning. John Kettle, chair of the Arrow Creek Water Commission, praised the firm’s role in liaising with the public. “I believe CH2M Hill’s approach to the public information part of this process was a huge factor in educating those misinformed and calmed the fears of most when explaining the science of water treatment,” Kettle said.
Consulting Engineers of B.C. Awards of Excellence were given to five projects:
h Golden Ears Bridge, by Collings Johnston with Associated Engineering (B.C.)
h CFB Esquimalt Refuelling Facility Upgrade by Hatch Acres.
h North Cariboo Community College by Stantec Consulting.
h Voisey’s Bay Deep Sea Wharf by Westmar Consultants with Jacques Whitford.
Awards of Merit went to:
h City of Salmon Arm Water Pollution Control Centre, Stage IIIB Expansion by Dayton & Knight
h Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of B.C. by Earth Tech Canada
h Myra Canyon Trestle Restoration by Earth Tech Canada
h Drive B.C. by IBI Group
h Sea to Sky Highway Improvement Project DB2, Sunset Beach to Lions Bay by ND LA Consultants with McElhanney Consulting Services, Thurber Engineering and Hatfield Consultants
h New Shiploading System, Texada Island, B.C. by Westmar Consultants.


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