Aug 04, 2021

New Water Recovery Facility Unveiled in Fort St. John, in British Columbia, Canada

The city’s new water recovery facility is operational and producing reclaimed water for industrial and agricultural uses. 

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Two new facilities have been unveiled in Fort St. John, in British Columbia, Canada, which are designed to improve emergency training and increase environmental sustainability.

The first facility is a Water Recovery Facility and the second is a Fire Training Center. According to the city’s website, the city’s new Water Recovery Facility is operational and producing reclaimed water for industrial and agricultural uses. 

This is a $9.5 million project that received a $5 million grant from the federal Gas Tax Fund, which has since been renamed the Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF). According to the city’s website, the facility can produce over 4,500 cubic meters, or roughly two Olympic-sized swimming pools, of reclaimed water per day.

According to the city’s website, the Water Recovery Facility takes effluent that has already been processed by the city’s sewer treatment process and treats it through a series of filters and screens before being chlorinated. This facility aims to improve the effluent that is discharged into the Peace River.

The Fire Training Center features a three-story Burn Building and burn rooms on the main and second floors. The center allows firefighters from across the region an opportunity to maintain and enhance their necessary emergency response skills locally, according to the city’s website. The $1.6 million Fire Training Center provides hands-on, live training and skills maintenance.

Industrial or commercial users looking to use reclaimed water for their activities are encouraged to visit www.fortstjohn.ca or call 250-787-8150 for additional information or to set up their reclaimed water account.

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