This state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facility consists of a main treatment building, lift station, and gate chamber all located on the same site near the Wabigoon River. The building and grounds were constructed using LEED principles for energy efficiency and green design, making it the first LEED Silver Certified sewage treatment plant in North America.
The treatment building sits on a concrete reservoir and includes two sequencing reactor tanks, two sludge holding tanks, one equalization tank, and a pump gallery. The building is constructed of CMU block walls with face brick and metal cladding. Inside, there are five different equipment packages for grit removal, sequencing batch reactors, aeration, sludge removal, and UV disinfection systems. The plant also includes office space, a laboratory, chemical storage, and dewatered sludge storage.
The project faced challenges such as a tight construction schedule and winter construction for all concrete work. Ground stabilization was also a challenge due to the location of the site near the river and existing treatment plant.