Clinton Water Treatment Plant - High level water treatment for small communities

Description:Clinton water treatment plant - High level water treatment for small communities. Presenter: Dave Underwood, P.Eng., TRUE Consulting. Additional Contributors: Don Burgess, P.Eng., DWG Process Supply Ltd. The Village of Clinton is a small rural community located in the interior of BC between Cache Creek and 100 Mile House. With a population of approximately 650 residents, the Village has limited available resources in terms of taxation revenues. As such, the implementation of capital improvements to its water system is extremely challenging. The Village relies upon surface water from Clinton Creek for its potable water supply. Treatment has historically consisted of chlorination for primary disinfection and therefore did not achieve 4-3-2-1-0 compliance. The Village acquired 100% contribution infrastructure grant funding assistance in the amount of $2.4M in 2013 under the Gas Tax General Strategic Priorities Fund program. The project involved implementing water treatment improvements with the objective of achieving Interior Health’s filtration deferral criteria. During the predesign stage it was determined that implementation of Microfiltration was feasible from a capital cost perspective, thereby providing opportunity for the Village to achieve not only its current treatment needs for organics reduction, but its ultimate water treatment requirements, all in one stage. Using chemical precipitation as pretreatment for organics reduction and relying upon the microfiltration process for solids and bacteria removal, the Village was able to achieve 4-3-2-1-0 compliance guidelines within available budget allocations. This project illustrates that small communities can apply membrane filtration technology in an affordable way to attain their water treatment objectives. In addition, carefully applied public consultation and procurement methods provide opportunity for a small community to achieve a streamlined construction stage with reduced capital costs.

Authors: Dave Underwood

Subjects: Drinking Water, Small Water Systems

Tags:AC15,AC15 presentations,2015 BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show

Citation:Stream 1: Small Water Systems

Publication Date:May 28th, 2015 Upload Date:Jun 25th, 2015

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