Dillon congratulates Corix Water Systems and the Government of the Northwest Territories for receiving an Award of Merit in Engineering at the 2015 Northwest Territories and Nunavut Associations of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists. Dillon partnered with Corix Water System to respond to the Government of the Northwest Territories challenge of upgrading a number of community water treatment facilities. Each community had unique water treatment requirements so a unique facility design was needed for each community. The designs addressed the specific treatment needs for the raw water source and included a modular building envelope constructed on a steel skid to house the equipment.
Dillon provided civil design and regulatory permitting services for the design of water treatment plants in the following communities: Jean Marie River, Trout Lake, Lutsel K’e, Wrigley and Fort Good Hope. Civil design included foundation pad design and site drainage. Regulatory permitting services included the preparation water license applications for submittal to applicable land and water boards and submissions to Health and Social Services, Environment and Natural Resource, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Environment Canada.
Due to site conditions and remote locations, most of the water treatment plants were built and mobilized to the site via barge and truck as a complete unit. This modular approach allowed the project to meet both time and funding constraints. To date, Dillon has contributed water treatment expertise to 24 of 33 communities in the Northwest Territories.