Contract for Fauquier water plant granted
Regional District of the Central Kootenay Utility Services Manager Jason McDiarmid was onsite with ISL Engineering and Land Services Friday, March 8 looking at the site of the future Fauquier Water Treatment plant. The next step will be an onsite survey.
As part of the transfer agreement that shifted the Fauquier service from BC Hydro to the RDCK in January 2011, BC Hydro provided full funding for a new water treatment plant.
The contract for the design of the plant and project management was awarded to ISL Engineering, one of seven applicants, in mid-February.
“ISL had the best overall proposal,” said RDCK General Manager of Environmental Services. The company will determine what the best treatment system for Fauquier will be, and will confirm its choice by running a one-month pilot project.
The Regional District is intending to implement a well-proven, reliable, low maintenance and affordable treatment technology like either slow or rapid sand filtration.
Before the new plant is up and running in the fall of this year, McDiarmid said there will be a public information session when the detailed design phase is reached which should be sometime in May.