What We're Up To
Stephen Burnett was the Project Coordinator of the GUDI Well Upgrades at the Town of Orangeville which included the design and construction of six water treatment plants to treat the existing wells which were identified as Groundwater Under the Direct Influence (GUDI). Final design incorporated one membrane filtration facility and five conventional pressure filtration treatment facilities to satisfy the requirements of O.Reg 170. Initial project construction costs were estimated at $17.5 million. Through an innovative design approach applied by Public works and the consultant team, the multi-disciplined team was able to tender and construct the entire project for approximately $14 million. This project included the installation of a trunk watermain connection that crossed the Lower Monora Creek utilizing trenchless drilling techniques.
SBA has been recently retained to complete the water supply, treatment and distribution/storage feasibility study, as well as a capital planning study update for the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. SBA is currently assisting the community in developing a plan that will guide, monitor and control the growth of their community in the future, with respect to infrastructure and the provision of essential services. SBA will determine the best solution for developing an effective and reliable water treatment and distribution system that will allow the community to remove a long-standing Drinking Water Advisory as well as meeting the long term servicing needs for the growth of the community. This project also includes negotiations and opportunity planning with both the Township of Scugog and the Region of Durham with respect to proving water supply.