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Metro Vancouver’s Seymour Capilano Filtration Project. Howard Dallimore Senior Project Engineer Metro Vancouver. The largest filtration plant in Canada and one of the biggest of its kind in North America.

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Metro vancouver s seymour capilano filtration project

Metro Vancouver’s Seymour Capilano Filtration Project

Howard Dallimore

Senior Project Engineer

Metro Vancouver


  • The largest filtration plant in Canada and one of the biggest of its kind in North America.

  • Treats water from two watersheds and includes a 16,000 HP pumping station, twin tunnels each 7.1 km long and a 2 MW energy recovery facility.

  • Spent filter backwash water is treated and over 98% is recycled to the head of the plant.

  • The world’s largest ultraviolet disinfection system.



Water sources
Water Sources biggest of its kind in North America.

  • Wholesaler to over 2 million people

  • 3 protected lake supplies:

    • Capilano

    • Seymour

    • Coquitlam


Water quality concerns
Water Quality Concerns biggest of its kind in North America.

Corrosion

Waterborne Disease

Turbidity

Re-growth


Turbidity events
Turbidity Events biggest of its kind in North America.


Seymour capilano filtration project
Seymour-Capilano Filtration Project biggest of its kind in North America.


Elements of the seymour capilano filtration project scfp
Elements of the Seymour-Capilano Filtration Project (SCFP) biggest of its kind in North America.

  • Capilano Pumping Station

  • Capilano Energy Recovery & Break Head Tank

  • Twin Tunnels linking Seymour and Capilano sites

  • Seymour-Capilano Water Filtration Plant


Filtration project rendering
Filtration Project Rendering biggest of its kind in North America.


Artist s rendering of seymour capilano filtration plant
Artist’s Rendering of Seymour-Capilano Filtration Plant biggest of its kind in North America.


Seymour capilano filtration plant
Seymour- Capilano Filtration Plant biggest of its kind in North America.


Seymour- Capilano Filtration Plant biggest of its kind in North America.


Filtration plant
Filtration Plant biggest of its kind in North America.


Guard house
Guard House biggest of its kind in North America.


Pre treatment building
Pre-Treatment Building biggest of its kind in North America.


Pre-Treatment biggest of its kind in North America.


Flocculators and Filters biggest of its kind in North America.


Uv units filter gallery
UV Units - Filter Gallery biggest of its kind in North America.


Uv disinfection unit
UV Disinfection Unit biggest of its kind in North America.


Omc building
OMC Building biggest of its kind in North America.


Omc lab
OMC Lab biggest of its kind in North America.


Omc control room
OMC Control Room biggest of its kind in North America.


Filtration plant post treatment
Filtration Plant Post Treatment biggest of its kind in North America.


Geothermal system
Geothermal System biggest of its kind in North America.


Inside clearwells
Inside Clearwells biggest of its kind in North America.


Back wash water treatment tanks
Back Wash Water Treatment Tanks biggest of its kind in North America.


Residuals sludge collector
Residuals (Sludge) Collector biggest of its kind in North America.


Residuals building
Residuals Building biggest of its kind in North America.


Residuals
Residuals biggest of its kind in North America.


Residuals1
Residuals biggest of its kind in North America.


Sustainable technologies
Sustainable Technologies biggest of its kind in North America.

Economic

Prosperity

  • Community Input

  • Aggregate mined from Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve

  • Concrete batch plant located north of plant

  • Eco Smart concrete

  • Stormwater management

  • Protected stand of mature trees

  • Amphibian pond conservation

  • Green Building Design – LEED

  • Geothermal Heating and Cooling

  • Energy and water conservation strategy

  • Green roof technologies

Environmental

Integrity

Social

Well - Being


Siting development and protection
Siting, Development and Protection biggest of its kind in North America.

Protected Tree Stands

Frog Pond

LSCR Parking Lot


Plant salvage 2003
Plant Salvage 2003 biggest of its kind in North America.

  • Municipal Salvage

  • Non-profit Organizations

  • Evergreen School Salvage Event

  • Public Salvage Day


Landscaping and habitat creation
Landscaping and Habitat Creation biggest of its kind in North America.


Site restoration
Site Restoration biggest of its kind in North America.


Landscaping on clearwell
Landscaping on Clearwell biggest of its kind in North America.

Sept. 29, 2009


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