Operation – Kapoor Tunnel Inspection

Description:The Capital Regional District (CRD) supplies drinking water for residential, commercial, institutional and agriculture uses to approximately 350,000 people within the Greater Victoria area located on the southeast corner of Vancouver Island. The population served by the Greater Victoria Water Supply System is the third largest in British Columbia and located within the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people. Each year, the CRD inspects the Kapoor Tunnel to review its overall condition. This is executed with tactical precision with most of the work being conducted behind the scene. The Kapoor Tunnel was constructed in the 1969 to provide additional capacity to a growing region and is approximately 2.3 metre in diameter (except for the last 200 metres, which is, horseshoe shaped) and 8.8 kilometers in length made primarily from concrete in a cored rock tunnel. The Kapoor Tunnel is one component of the overall water supply system transporting drinking water from Sooke Lake Reservoir to Japan Gulch Treatment Plant and is capable of providing flow of 167MGD to the customers. This infrastructure is of critical importance to the sustainability of the Greater Victoria area and supports the economic vitality, social well-being and environment aspects of the greater community. Executing such a significant operational activity has many inherent risks that need to be managed and mitigated and requires the expertise and coordination of many individuals. Some of the major risks include availability of water, water quality, worker safety, engineering, operation, and communications. This presentation will provide an in-depth account of the activities associated with this significant task and how risks were managed.

Authors: Peter Sparanese; Russ Thomas

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Tags:2014 Annual Conference,AC14,Kapoor Tunnel,AC2014

Citation:Stream J. 11.5.

Publication Date:May 6th, 2014 Upload Date:Jun 30th, 2014

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