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AECOM to provide filtration engineering services for the Mission Hill Water Treatment Plant

Vancouver (August 10, 2022) — AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, today announced it has been awarded a contract by the Regional District North Okanagan (RDNO) to provide engineering services for the construction of a new filtration facility at the Mission Hill Water Treatment Plant (MHWTP) in British Columbia. In this role, AECOM will deliver detailed design and recommended site upgrades for the addition of filtration at the existing MHWTP to help improve water quality, increase access to clean drinking water, and bolster the resiliency of the plant for the Greater Vernon community year-round.

“We are immensely honored to continue our longstanding relationship with the RDNO, having worked on many projects for over twenty years as they have continued to plan, design, and construct a complex regional water supply system capable of meeting the growing demands of the community,” said Marc Devlin, chief executive of AECOM’s Canada region. “As the RDNO embarks on one of the largest infrastructure projects they have ever undertaken, we are thrilled to provide an experienced team with strong engineering treatment resources, extensive technical knowledge, and the ability to tailor innovative solutions to help deliver this historic project.”

Kalamalka Lake, the water source treated by the MHWTP, has previously been susceptible to water quality issues caused by turbidity events and seasonal algae, which are expected to increase with climate change. The project is comprised of a new water filtration system, a new building for labs and control rooms, and upgrades to waste stream handling, related piping and equipment, and control systems, which will lead to enhanced operations, reduced water quality risks, and improved redundancy in the system.

“We have a long history of designing water treatment facilities in the Okanagan Valley, throughout British Columbia, across Canada, and around the world,” said Ian Dyck, senior vice president with AECOM’s Canadian Water business. “Our seasoned professionals have an exceptional understanding of how to design robust water treatment facilities while delivering on budget and within schedule. We are proud of our history of helping clients provide safe, reliable, and resilient drinking water that communities can depend on.”

AECOM’s scope is expected to include detailed design drawings, tendering, estimating, inspection monitoring, technology evaluation, contract administration, and delivering documents such as a startup commissioning plan, comprehensive facility operation and maintenance manual, and standard operating procedures.

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