Sept 22, 2011: Tour of Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant

TOUR OF SEYMOUR CAPILANO FILTRATION PLANT (SCFP)

4400 LILLOOET ROAD

NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.

 

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2011

COFFEE/MUFFINS 09:00AM

IN PLANT MEETING ROOM

LECTURE 09:30AM TOUR TO FOLLOW

 

NO HOST LUNCHEON POST EVENT

AT HOLIDAY INN PANTRY RESTAURANT

SOUTH END OF LILLOOET ROAD

 

REGISTRATION: LIMITED TO 45

MEMBERS ONLY    COST $20

ORGANIZED BY JOHN BISHOP

 

Sharon Peters, P. Eng., Superintendent SCFP and Systems Control will welcome us to this new Metro Vancouver facility and will give an overview of: the need for such a facility, the history of its planning and construction, the filtration process and how this three hundred million dollar facility functions to meet the water needs of the residents of the Lower Mainland. Post lecture and discussion, we will divide into three groups of 15 to tour the facility.  Dress warmly.  Good walking shoes are required. You will be supplied with a safety vest, hard hats and safety glasses for the tour.

This landmark facility was built to meet the tighter federal and provincial government and regional medical health officer’s demands for lower levels of water turbidity and improved water quality and to meet the predicted population increase of 800,000 over the next 20 years.

This facility, built on an eight hectare site in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, treats water drawn from both the Seymour and Capilano reservoirs. Water arrives from the north, along the existing 2.3 mm diameter main, while the new twin tunnels convey Capilano water to and from the plant.  Water from the two reservoirs enters a rapid-mix head works, where coagulant is added. From here it enters flocculation basins and is subjected to a slow mix process. The subsequent direct filtration phase uses a 2mm deep filter dual-media bed consisting of anthracite and sand. Subsequently the water is disinfected using UV mercury lamps then pH is adjusted  and secondary chlorination is performed before the water travels through the municipal water distribution systems.  This project was built in accordance with Metro Vancouver ‘s strict sustainable technology requirements.

 

 You may register for this event in one of three ways: using  Probus on-line Website and Pay Pal; at the Activities desk next Probus meeting or by sending payment (made out to Probus Club of Vancouver) to Bill Robertson 3711 Puget Drive, Vancouver, B.C V6L 2T8  604-269-0745

For more information or questions re the tour contact John Bishop at 604-926-8728

SEE OTHER ATTACHMENT FOR MAP AND DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO GET TO THE SEYMOUR CAPILANO FILTRATION PLANT 

Printable Directions – click on link for pdf: DIRECTIONS TO SCFP – 2011

Please use the bottom below to sign up and pay for this event.

 

ATTENDEES SEYMOUR CAPILANO WATER FILTRATION PLANT
Audette, Wayne
Barr, Norman
Beattie, Harry
Bishop, John
Bushey, Ed
Carson, Richard
Codville, Don
Collins, Jon
Commons, Ken
Connor, Colin
English, Rod
Fitz-Clarke, Ted
Hayne, Eric
Hoeschen, Bernard
Jinks, Lionel / Bill Fry
Jolly, Braden
Lindsay, Hugh
McDonald, Bill
Newman, Don
Owens, Owen
Perry, Tremayne
Rae, John
Riecken, Donald
Robertson, Bill
Robinson, Bill
Stronck, Willem
Tony Wallinger / Gordon Hunter
Wilson, Stephen
Yorsh, Ralph


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