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Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant

Two in one water solution

  • LEED

    Certified Gold

  • $500M

    Project Value

  • 1.7M

    People Served

  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    North Vancouver, British Columbia

Providing metro Vancouver with safe and reliable water

Two million people count on Metro Vancouver for a safe and reliable water supply. But even with a good source of raw water, improvements were still required to better serve the community.

The original plan was to build two plants for two main sources of water – the Seymour and Capilano reservoirs. Instead, we proposed expanding the Seymour plant and connecting it to the Capilano Reservoir via two tunnels (seven km long each) and the 1,080 ML/d Capilano Pump Station. This solution saved significant public money and minimized environmental impacts.

Our traditional project goals of cost effectiveness, durability, and ease of maintenance were balanced with aesthetically and environmentally integrating this greenfield facility into the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. We accomplished this in many ways, including a LEED Gold certified Operations building, a 95 ML/day washwater recovery system, and UV disinfection located in the filter pipe gallery, eliminating the need for a separate building.

With a capacity of 1,800 ML/d, this is the largest direct filtration plant in Canada and one of the largest in North America. At the time of commissioning, it incorporated the world’s largest UV system.

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Meet Our Team

Reno Fiorante, Senior Vice President, Discipline Leader, Water

Ensuring a clean water supply and protecting waterways from the wastewater we generate benefits our communities for generations to come.
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Brian Christianson, Principal

A principal in the health sector, Brian has over 30 years of experience in project management and healthcare design.

Jonathan Fitzpatrick, Principal, Operational Technologies Practice Lead

Digital solutions have the power to address many of the most intractable problems facing the Water sector while also lowering operational costs.
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John Take, Executive Vice President, Water - North America

Protecting entire cities from flooding or helping industries keep their processes running—for me, it’s all about moving water.
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Graham Twyford-Miles, Principal, Sustainability Consultant

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. - Buckminster Fuller
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Reno Fiorante

Senior Vice President, Discipline Leader, Water

Brian Christianson

Principal

Jonathan Fitzpatrick

Principal, Operational Technologies Practice Lead

John Take

Executive Vice President, Water - North America

Graham Twyford-Miles

Principal, Sustainability Consultant

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