Protecting against waterborne diseases

Sustainability was a major focus for this facility, which achieved LEED® certification with the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).

Sustainability features were considered in the design stage and include low water-use fixtures, xeriscape, and other green features listed in the LEED® rating system. The new facility will also utilize green power generated from the micro-turbine facility located down the mountain from the Eagle Lake site.

The treatment process will also include pH adjustment of the naturally acidic source waters, reducing the amount of chlorine used. Funding of this $15.5 million water treatment plant was approved by Council in 2006 and scheduled for completion in 2008. The capital cost was offset by a $3 million contribution from senior governments.