Saturday, April 09, 2016

Nanaimo's New Water Treatment Plant

New Plant Officially Open

Nanaimo City Council accompanied by Councillor Chris Good and Elder James Johnny of the Snuneymuxw First Nation, MP Joyce Murray and members of the public met near Nanaimo to formally open the City's new Water Treatment Plant.

With the construction completed and daily operations underway, Nanaimo residents have begun enjoying some of the cleanest and safest drinking water in Canada. Water leaving the plant is filtered to 0.1 micron (one ten-millionth of a metre) which is smaller than most bacteria.

Between 30 million (winter) and 60 million (summer) litres per day are estimated to be delivered to Nanaimo's population of 91,000 residents, with an additional capacity to filter up to 117 million litres per day to meet future demand. This $72.5 million project was made possible thanks to contributions of over $36 million from the Building Canada Fund, Federal Gas Tax Fund and BC Hydro's energy incentives program.


"Nanaimo is fortunate to have a pristine water supply available and with the opening of this facility, residents can enjoy safe drinking water for generations to come."  -  Councillor Bill Bestwick

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