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Kamloops Water Treatment Centre –

Population Supplied


Initial Treatment

Enhanced flocculation / coagulation

Membrane System

2-stage UF type

First Stage

12 parallel trains of ZeeWeed® 500

Net Permeate


Second Stage (for reject filtration)


Installed Hydraulic Capacity


Membrane Arrangement

2,646 membrane fibres per element, 64 elements per cassette, 6 cassettes per train

Membrane Nominal Pore Size


Water Borne Organism Removal



<0.1 NTU

Membrane Cleaning Regime

Tank aeration (every 10 seconds); 30-second back-wash (every 15 minutes)

Disinfection Method

Hypochlorite dosing

Membrane Contract Value


Total Project Cost


City Council Adopts Membrane Technology

September 2001

Plant Design Contract

November 2001

Grant Awarded

June 2002

Membrane Contract

September 2002

Construction Began

March 2003

Construction Completed

December 2004

Plant Opens

18 February 2005

Scheduled Final Connections to Main System

Autumn 2005 - 2006

Uni-Directional Flushing Programme (UDFP) Completion



City of Kamloops

Plant Design

Stantec Architecture, Urban Systems

Engineering Schematics

Urban Systems

Construction Contractor

Graham Construction & Engineering

Membrane Equipment

Zenon Environmental (now part of GE Infrastructure Water & Process Technologies)

Training Facility Partners

City of Kamloops, University College of the Cariboo / Thompson Rivers University, GE Infrastructure Water & Process Technologies


Kamloops Water Utility Fund; Canada-British Columbia Infrastructure Program ($23.3 million grant); Federal Government ($16.7 million low-interest loan); Municipal Finance Authority (loan)

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