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City of Thompson Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade/Expansion

Providing a solution for the City of Thompson’s wastewater treatment plant needs

  • $36M

    Construction Value

  • Thompson, Manitoba

    Thompson, Manitoba

A unique and sustainable wastewater treatment plant design

The City of Thompson needed a solution to their wastewater treatment problems: the existing wastewater infrastructure was failing and did not meet the required effluent quality. Through the Manitoba Water Services Board, we were retained to develop an appropriate solution for the City.

Our team evaluated several options and recommended a centralized wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) facility and developed the design through preliminary, functional, and detailed design phases. The new WWTP liquid stream consists of a six milimetre bar screening, high efficiency grit removal, a sequencing batch reactor based secondary process designed for nutrient removal, and ultraviolet disinfection. The solids stream includes aerobic digestion and centrifuge dewatering. Due to the WWTP’s proximity to housing complexes, a biofilter based odor control system was implemented. The plant employs several sustainable design features, including high efficiency motors, blowers/pumps equipped with variable frequency drives, independent mixing and aeration, and maximizing the use of natural light.

With the project now complete, we were able to improve water quality of the Burntwood River by reducing organic and nutrient loadings, implementing energy efficiency, and ultimately reducing discharge of raw sewage to the river.

At a Glance

  • City of Thompson
  • Manitoba Water Services Board
Meet Our Team

Saibal Basu, Principal, Water/Wastewater Treatment Team Lead

Listen to clients from the start and keep communication as a top priority—no matter what.
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Robert De Koninck, Associate, Business Centre Practice Lead, Water (Prairies and Territories)

My clients face the challenge of doing more with less—I help them meet that challenge by delivering facilities that have long-term value.
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Dean Leith, Senior Associate, Architect

Thoughtful architecture has the power to create beneficial environments that enhance our well-being.

Saibal Basu

Principal, Water/Wastewater Treatment Team Lead

Robert De Koninck

Associate, Business Centre Practice Lead, Water (Prairies and Territories)

Dean Leith

Senior Associate, Architect

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