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Glenmore and Bearspaw Plant Upgrades, Calgary, Canada

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Plant Type

Conventional water treatment; clarification, filtration and chlorination

Clarifiers

Type

Actiflo

Number

12 (Bearspaw six, Glenmore six)

Capacity

586,000m³/d (Bearspaw); 550,000m³/d (Glenmore)

Raw Water Turbidity (Max)

>1,000 NTU

System Removal Efficiency

90% +

Raw Water Source

Bearspaw

Bow River

Glenmore

Elbow River

Combined Final Capacity

950 million litres/day

Project Cost

C$300m

Bearspaw

Residuals Treatment facility & Filter to Waste Recycle

2004

Potassium Permanganate System

2005

Completed Residuals Treatment Facility

April 2007

Filter Upgrades Completion

October 2007

Work Started on UV System

2009

UV System Operational

Winter 2011

Glenmore

Filter Upgrades Begun

2003

Filter Upgrades Completed

Autumn 2006

Sodium Hypochlorite Generation System

2006

Sodium Hypochlorite System Commissioning

Spring 2008

PAC

2007

Residual Treatment Facility Operational

Spring 2009

PAC Completion

Late 2009

Final Joint Completion

2011

Client

City of Calgary

Main Contractor

PCL Construction

Principal Consultant

Associated Engineering

Clarifier Technology

Veolia

Clarifier Supply

John Meunier

Watershed Protection/Raw Water Quality

Elbow River Partnership; Bow River Basin Council
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