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On March 20, 2017, the Membrane Filtration Pilot Project commenced with the arrival of the PALL membrane system from the successful proposal applicant, awarded by Council, DWG Process Supply. The pilot project will operate for 1-2 months. This will allow for the testing of the membranes and determine what is required for optimal operation given the Village of Ashcroft's unique water source. Follow this link to review the memo written for Council's consideration, dated March 8, 2017 as found on the March 13, 2017 Council Meeting agenda.
The RFQ process resulted in three companies qualified to move on to the next round of the selection process. AWC Water, H2O Innovations and DWG Process Supply were successful in the RFQ stage and were provided with a request for propoal (RFP) as issued by Urban Systems on behalf of the Village of Ashcroft. During the February 27, 2017 Village Council Meeting, Council received a report dated February 22, 2017, requesting a decission from Council on whch proposal from the three companies listed above would be awarded the contract to supply the filtration portion of the Ashcroft Water Treatment Plant project. You can review the report and memo by following this link.
A Request for Qualification (RFQ) was posted on the MERX website between Nov 28 and December 5, 2016, to invite interested companies to submit their qualifications and experience for review. The purpose of this is to identifiy contractors with suitable levels of experience and expertise regarding the instation of municipal water treatment plants of similar sized communities in British Columbia. This information helped create a "short-list" of companies that became eligible to submit proposals in regards to the construction of the water treament plant and systems. To review the "RFQ" please follow this link.
To review the memo from July 19, 2106, regarding the Pre-design Stage of the Water Treatment Plant from Urban Systems to Village Council, please follow this link.
To review the Water Treatment Facility conceptual design, created by Urban Systems and presented to Council in 2016, please follow this link: Conceptual Design
View the Frontage Increase Summary developed by the Village Chief Financial Officer.
The Village of Ashcroft is required to follow Federal and Provincial legislation in regards to supplying potable water to the residents of the community. Due to unfortuneate situations like the incident that took place in Walkerton Ontario, which resulted in illnesses and the death of residents who consumed contaminated municipal distributed water, legislation has been changed and is much more stringent. Below are links to current Provincial legislation dealing with drinking water.
Drinking Water Protection Act (2001) via BCLaws
Drinking Water Protection Regulation (BC Reg. 41/2016) via BCLaws
Drinking Water Treatment Objectives (Microbiological) For Surface Water Supplies In British Columbia (2012) via Province of BC
Below you can review the Drinking Water Officer's Guide published by the Province of BC:
Drinking Water Officers' Guide - Introduction (2014) via Province of BC
Drinking Water Officers' Guide - Part A (2014) via Province of BC
Drinking Water Officers' Guide - Part B (2014) via Province of BC
Drinking Water Officers' Guide - Appendices (2014) via Province of BC
Below are links to Federal publications detailing drinking water guidelines:
Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water - Guideline Technical Document Escherichia coli (2012) via Health Canada
Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality - Summary Table via Health Canada
Below are other publications you may find interesting from the Province of BC regarding drinking water:
Provincial Heath Officer's "Drinking Water Quality in BC: The Public Health Perspective" via Province of BC (2002)
Progress on the Action Plan for Safe Drinking Water via Province of BC (2015)
How Drinking Water is Protected in B.C. via Province of BC