Water Treatment Plant upgrades

The Town of Three Hills will shortly begin the construction of an upgrade at their Water Treatment Plant.

The upgrades have been designed by the town’s engineer, ISL Engineering and involves expanding the plant to incorporate modern water treatment processes, retrofitting existing treatment processes to provide a more robust treatment and to install efficient controls and automation throughout the plant.

The upgrades are required as the existing plant is nearly 40 years old and some areas of the plant have become increasingly difficult to maintain with spare parts to equipment becoming even more difficult to obtain due to age.

Town Council identified the future supply of safe and secure potable water to all it’s users as a key priority and have worked collaboratively with Alberta Environment and ISL over the past year to bring this project to fruition.

Once completed, the plant will meet all current regulatory requirements for drinking water standards and provide the necessary capacity for the town’s water supply needs for the next 25 years.

Currently, the town has shortlisted four general contractors through a competitive process based on experience and ability to undertake the project.

Tenders will be submitted by the contractors on Sept. 4 and an award of the contract to the lowest bidder will follow shortly after that.

Work is expected to start later this fall and last 18 months.

 

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