Project Type Liquid Waste
Project Status Construction
Project Area Salt Spring Island
Estimated Cost $3,900,000
Contracted To / Performed By Ecklundson and Emery

Description

Ganges sewer treatment plant was constructed in the early 1980's and has only received minor upgrades and repairs/replacements since construction. Many components of the treatment plant, the collection system and the pump stations are at or near end of life. The treatment plant requires upgrades to the fine screen, Membrane Bioreactors (MBR), chemical clean system, permeate pumps, influent/effluent pumps, sludge thickening system, standby generator, the Motor Control Centre (MCC), collection system requires upgrades to Harbour House and Manson pump stations, and sewer cleaning/repairs to reduce inflow and infiltration.

The objectives are to: upgrade the equipment to ensure the effluent quality continues to meet the Ministry of Environment discharge requirements; avoid temporary emergency discharge of untreated sewage and allow for better control of discharge quality; minimize emergency operating and maintenance costs and allow a planned approach to fiscally manage system operation and public safety; and improve the collection system to accommodate community development.

As of September 2018, upgrades to the Ganges Wastewater Treatment Plan are about 60% complete, the remainder of the work including upgrades to Harbour House and Manson Pump Stations should be complete by the end of 2018. Sewer repairs and final misc upgrade work scheduled for completion in summer 2019.

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