Water Treatment Plant – Inuvik, NT

The Town of Inuvik owned and operated two water supply and associated treatment facilities to provide potable water for the community on a year-round basis. The pre-existing water treatment plants were reaching intended lifespans and needed to be upgraded or replaced.

A new water treatment plant opened in March 2017. This new plant allows Inuvik to have a single source of water year round as opposed to relying on water from Hidden Lake in the summer and the Mackenzie River in the winter. Dillon designed a new water treatment solution that draws water from a single source instead of the two water supplies. Additional upgrades to the plant included:

  • An addition to the existing facility
  • New packaged water treatment plant, filtration, disinfection and storage
  • A year-round river intake and raw water pump station.

Our role on this project included assessment of source waters, water quality testing, bench-scale testing, schematic design, detailed design and assistance with public consultation.


Project Details

Project Partner: Government of Northwest Territories, Town of Inuvik
Business Unit: Community Planning and Infrastructure
Service Offering: Treatment and Pumping Infrastructure