The Region of Peel currently serves more than one million consumers in the Greater Toronto Area (Canada) and supplies water through a purchase agreement to neighboring municipalities through two water treatment plants (WTP), Lakeview and Lorne Park. The Lakeview WTP, named Water Project of the Year in 2015, began operations in 1954 as a two-filter, 9 ML/D facility and was expanded as part of a regional water treatment and conveyance infrastructure expansion plan to provide capacity of 1,100+ ML/D. Additional High lift pumping capacity was provided through the extension of the recently completed High Lift Pumping Station, with a new pump bay, consolidating all high lift pumping in a single station. CH2Mer Lee Anne Jones is at the American Water Works Association's Annual Conference and Exposition this week and presented on, “Commissioning Of The 1,375 ML/D Lakeview WTP High Lift Pumping Station – Much More Than Just A Pump Start And Stop Exercise." Learn more about this project in today's Access Water blog.
Tucson, Arizona boasts a diversity of cultures, architecture and peoples; and is one of the Mega-Trend cities of the 21st century. To meet the water supply needs of the greater Tucson Metropolitan area, the City of Tucson and Tucson Water are exploring potable reuse as a means to diversify and expand their water portfolio. In support of this effort, CH2M and the City conducted a pilot test of an innovative and sustainable potable reuse treatment scheme, which offers significant benefits to other utilities considering potable reuse as a viable option to addressing water supply needs. Check out the benefits provided from Tucson's potable reuse treatment scheme in today's Access Water blog or join CH2M Global Technology Leader for Water Reuse Larry Schimmoller for his session at the American Water Works Association's Annual Conference and Exposition on Monday afternoon.
Extreme weather events can wreak havoc on utilities. Whether getting too much water at once, resulting in floods, or not getting enough, resulting in drought, the availability of water is unpredictable at times. Therefore, making sure utilities are prepared is the first step to managing these situations. Check out today's Access Water blog to learn more about a Drought Response and Recovery Guide for Water Utilities, produced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Guide provides worksheets, best practices, videos and key resources for responding to drought emergencies and building long-term resilience.