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The Government of the Northwest Territories was faced with the challenge of upgrading a number of community water treatment facilities. Dillon partnered with Corix Water Systems to respond to this need with a design-build approach. Each community had unique water treatment requirements so each individual facility design addressed the specific treatment needs for the raw water source and housed the equipment in a modular building envelope constructed on a steel skid. 

Under two separate assignments, Dillon provided a number of services to our client including regulatory permitting for 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. For the initial assignment, each plant required a unique process whereas the second assignment allowed Corix to deliver the same process for all five communities. 

Assignment 1 (2007-2010)

  • Communities: Edzo, Deline, Aklavik, Tuktoyaktuk, and Ulukhaktok
  • Services: process, electrical, mechanical, civil, structural design and permitting

Assignment 2 (2011-2015)

  • Communities:  Jean Marie River, Trout Lake, Lutsel K’e, Wrigley and Fort Good Hope
  • Services: civil design and permitting

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 due to our deep understanding of the uniqueness of the climate and people in these areas.

For the more recent assignment, Corix and the Government of the Northwest Territories received an Award of Merit in Engineering at the 2015 Northwest Territories and Nunavut Associations of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Professional Awards.

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Project Details

Project Partner: Government of Northwest Territories Corix Water Systems

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