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Seymour-Capilano Water Filtration Plant

Filtration Plant Capacity

1.8 billion litres a day

Site Footprint

8ha (20 acres)

Filter Medium

Anthracite and sand, 2m depth

Disinfection

UV and chlorination

UV System

Mercury vapour lamps

Project Budget

$820m

Completion of Pumping Station

May 2015

Pumping Station Construction

2003 – 2005

Filtration Plant Construction

2003 – 2007

Twin Tunnels Construction

2013

Turbine Supply and Installation

2012

Energy Recovery Facility and Break Head Tank Construction

2005 – 2008

Project Completion

May 2010

Client

Greater Vancouver Regional District

Facility Training Program

AMEC

Instrumentation and Controls

RTS

Plant Digital Automation

Emerson Process Management

Control Hardware

Norpac

External Partial Funding

Canada-B.C. Infrastructure Grant Program (Filtration plant); B.C. Local Government Grants Program (Capilano pumping station)

Residual Funding

Member municipalities (through bulk water sales from the GVRD)
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