Drayton Valley Water Treatment Plant
Drayton Valley, AB
The Town of Drayton Valley's existing water treatment plant was constructed in 1971 and had reached the end of its service life. ISL was enlisted to design and construct the new water treatment plant and reservoir.
The new plant was designed from the ground-up with a sustainable approach that includes solar wall heating, maximum daylight utilization by way of transluscent windows and photovoltaic energy generation. The plant is 11,000 square feet with a treatment capacity of 18 million litres per day and includes a 2800 m3 potable water storage reservoir.
Nason Contracting Group maintained sustainable and environmentally conscious practices during construction, such as a no-idling policy for vehicles, the use of compostable or reusable coffee cups, waste material diversion and recycling, and the reuse of excess concrete for roads and backfill.
Existing Plant Conversion
To save on construction costs, the existing water treatment plant was converted into a raw water pump station to feed a water supply to the new treatment plant, which is located further away from the river intakes.
Centre of Excellence
To meet the Town's desire to have not only a water treatment plant but a "centre of excellence," the area surrounding the plant will include park space, a large lake and walking paths. The new plant will also have large windows and guided tours to let the public see into the world of water treatment.
Award Winning Facility
The facility received a 2018 Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) Award of Excellence in Water Resources and Energy Production.
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