Vancouver Contracts with CH2M Hill

Metro Vancouver has selected CH2M Hill to perform planning and conceptual engineering for the Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant in Vancouver, British Columbia because of the firm's commitment to sustainability, technical leadership, and global experience in wastewater treatment, according to an Aug. 28 press release.

The company will develop plans for upgrading the plant. Enhancements will examine beneficial reuse of solid and liquid effluent byproducts, energy conservation and reuse, and community access to educational and environmental features of the site and surrounding area.

"We understand the emphasis the city places on sustainability. The upgrades and enhancements to this facility will help to secure Metro Vancouver reliable and sustainable wastewater treatment for the next 100 years," said Norm Huggins, project director.

In addition to planning and conceptual engineering, the CAN $3.5-million study, with a scheduled completion date of 2020, also will address new building regulations that take into consideration the seismic activity in the project's area.

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