Truro Daily: North Shore water treatment plant receives national honour

Via: Truro Daily News, November 18th, 2010

Business recognized for its high quality of work

TATAMAGOUCHE – Embracing innovative technology recently earned the municipally owned Tatamagouche Water Treatment Plant national recognition.

CBCL Limited received the 2010 ACEC Canadian Consulting Engineering Award of Excellence in Water Resources and Energy Production category for its design of the rural water treatment plant.

“I am very proud of the accomplishments of our firm and its employees,” said Michael R. MacDonald, CBCL Limited president and CEO, who accepted the award at the annual ACEC awards ceremony at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa. “Receiving this award from ACEC is recognition of the high level of technical ability and experience that we have achieved in recent years,” he added.

The Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards are given to projects that demonstrate a high quality of engineering, imagination and innovation.

Ramesh Ummat, director of public works for the county, said he was pleased the municipal system received such high accolades.

He said the plant was constructed two years ago using cutting edge technology and was the first treatment system in Atlantic Canada using this process, as well as the first municipal plant of its kind in Canada.

“In the very initial stages when we were considering various options to determine what type of system to put in we took the best choice,” he said. “The best quality water with minimum use of chemicals.

“These two qualities were very high on the list.”

The treatment plant uses an innovative treatment process to produce extremely high quality potable water from the French River without the use of chemical coagulants, a quality Ummat is very proud of.

Of the record 73 engineering projects entered this year, two special awards and 10 awards of excellence were given.

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