Treatment plant in Harrison, B.C., earns accolades

$4 million facility upgrade includes membrane bioreactor and UV disinfection

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The Agassiz-Harrison (B.C.) Observer reports on accolades received by the Harrison Wastewater Treatment Plant. The facility serves a community whose sandy shores, West Coast views and hot springs draw tourists.

“Tucked away about a mile down the south shoreline, mostly out of sight from the main beach, the plant is constantly chugging away, cleaning the waste water to near perfection before sending it back out into the watershed,” the news story said.

A group of engineers toured the plant recently as apart of an official ribbon-cutting to view a $4 million upgrade completed in March. Water and wastewater lead hand Mark Yasinski led the tour.

The plant uses a hollow-fiber membrane bioreactor and UV disinfection to treat the wastewater before discharge to the Harrison River. Biosolids are composted. The newspaper said the Association of Professional Engineers and Scientists highlighted the project in its summer publication, citing its innovation.

Keystone Environmental was prime consultant on the project, Timbro Contracting was prime contractor, and Ne-Westech Engineering handled mechanical design. “We're getting excellent results,” Timbro project manager Andres Murillo told the newspaper. The project cost was shared by the federal, provincial and municipal governments.



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