Have you ever wondered how the parks and recreational areas of Kananaskis Country supply continuous, sparkling potable water; or how the region's waterways will stay pristine despite increasing recreational use? Well, one of the answers lies with the provincially owned Evan-Thomas Provincial Recreation Area water treatment plant and wastewater treatment plant facility.
The 30 year-old facility was recently expanded and upgraded to meet increasing demands. The new state-of-the-art equipment includes two UV reactors (SwiftSC D06) from TrojanUV, supplied and serviced by Ramtech. This equipment uses ultraviolet light to disinfect water to current provincial standards. The wastewater treatment plant includes two closed vessel wastewater disinfection reactors (TrojanUV’s UVFit) to maintain environmental discharge limits.
On September 12, 2014 the facility was officially reopened.
"Completing the Evan Thomas project ensures we will be able to meet the water needs of the growing numbers of residents, businesses and visitors in this beautiful region of our province for many years to come. It also ensures that we are using this region’s water in an environmentally responsible and sustainable way."
Wayne Drysdale, Minister, Alberta Infrastructure.
Photos: Alberta Infrastructure - http://www.infrastructure.alberta.ca/3755.htm