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Saint John drinking water treatment facility

A state-of-the-art facility provides Saint John residents and businesses with clean drinking water

  • Saint John, New-Brunswick

    Saint John, New-Brunswick

The new plant can treat a volume of water equivalent to 10 Olympic-sized swimming pools

Dealing with recurring breakdowns that compromised the drinking water supply from both qualitative and quantitiative standpoints, the City of Saint John, NB hired Stantec’s Quebec team to build a new drinking water plant to replace the outdated infrastructure.

Stantec was assigned the main role as designer of the process mechanics for the water treatment facilities (drinking water and wastewater).

The new plant significantly improved the quality of the water distributed to residential, commercial, institutional and industrial clients in Saint John. The state-of-the art facility was designed to meet the city’s needs, with 50% additional capacity to expand the drinking water system. It can now treat up to 75,000 cubic metres per day and store 33,000 cubic metres, the equivalent volume to about 10 Olympic-sized swimming pools, in three new above-ground storage tanks.

Our designers used the principle of gravity flow for the plant design, making it possible to greatly reduce pumping requirements and thus energy consumption of the new facilities. Operating costs therefore also decreased.

At a Glance

Offices
  • Montreal (Robert-Bourassa), QC
Architect
D.M. White Architectes
Project team

Christian Desjardins, Principal, Water

On any engineering project, maintaining good relations is the key to successfully addressing technical challenges.

Maxime Beaulieu, Senior Science Professional, Water Treatment and Pumping

Seeing a project evolve from the study and design phases, through completion and commissioning, is one of the most gratifying aspects of my job.
Maxime Beaulieu Senior Science Professional, Water Treatment and Pumping Read more

Christian Desjardins

Principal, Water

Maxime Beaulieu

Senior Science Professional, Water Treatment and Pumping

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