The $7.9 million Sicamous’ water treatment facility upgrades are underway. Once the upgrades are complete, the facility will not only help protect the water supply, but also alleviate the pressure caused by two floods in the Sicamous, British Columbia region.

The upgrades include construction of a membrane water treatment building with a membrane process room, two below-floor balancing tanks, a blower, and compressor room. A hypochlorite generation room, laboratory, electrical room, and office space will also be added. New balancing tanks will connect to the existing low lift pump house, and the water treatment plant discharge pipe will connect to the existing high lift pump house.

New installations also include a three-filter system to increase processing capacity, a backup generator, a second stage recovery system, and a solids accumulation pond.

Though currently on hold for winter, work will resume in the spring.

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