Town of Inuvik recognized with a National Award for Municipal Innovation

The Town of Inuvik, NT received national recognition for its East Channel Water Treatment Plant project from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA).  The Town was presented with the 2017 CAMA Willis Award for Innovation, in the Under 20,000 population category, during CAMA’s national conference in Gatineau, QC.  

Located 200kms north of the Arctic Circle, Dillon designed a water treatment solution allowing for year-round withdrawal of water from the Mackenzie River. Our role included the assessment of source waters, water quality testing, bench-scale testing, schematic design, detailed design and assistance with public consultation. The plant was designed to take into account historic flood levels.

The Willis Award for Innovation, awarded in recognition of Jack Willis for his contribution to CAMA, is presented for programs, projects or services that demonstrate exceptional innovation or meritorious initiative.  Since Canada has a unique mixture of small and large communities, awards are granted according to population – for municipalities under 20,000, for those between 20,001 and 100,000 and for those over 100,000.

Click here to watch the award video.

Inuvik Water Treatment Plant (Interior)