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.
Includes a series of features to maximize energy efficiency. • Extensive use of sustainable and environmental technologies used in its design and construction. • The plant is fully automated and integrated with Metro Vancouver’s SCADA system.
Water Sources • Wholesaler to over 2 million people • 3 protected lake supplies: • Capilano • Seymour • Coquitlam
Water Quality Concerns Corrosion Waterborne Disease Turbidity Re-growth
Elements of the Seymour-Capilano Filtration Project (SCFP) • Capilano Pumping Station • Capilano Energy Recovery & Break Head Tank • Twin Tunnels linking Seymour and Capilano sites • Seymour-Capilano Water Filtration Plant
Sustainable Technologies 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 Protected Tree Stands Frog Pond LSCR Parking Lot
Plant Salvage 2003 • Municipal Salvage • Non-profit Organizations • Evergreen School Salvage Event • Public Salvage Day
Landscaping on Clearwell Sept. 29, 2009