City tenders Water Treatment Plant filter media replacement

The City of Dawson Creek voted at the August council meeting to tender the contract for a Granular Activated Carbon filter media replacement to Brenntag Canada for the Contract price of $177,173.19, plus applicable PST and GST.

The report notes, “The City of Dawson Creek’s Water Treatment Plant facility has a multi-barrier water purification system that includes a two-bank GAC filter. This GAC filter is at the end stages of the purification system and uses GAC media to filter and polish the water.”

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It removes odour and taste, and is effective in removing harmful bacteria.

“GAC filters use the process of absorption to filter raw water and over time the media becomes deactivated requiring it to be replaced with fresh media. A small amount of media was installed on top of the existing media in 2017 in response to reduced raw water quality coming into the plant from the City’s raw water source, but a full media replacement is due,” explains the report.

“The replacement of the current GAC media in the Water Treatment Plant’s GAC filters is necessary to ensure the City can continue to produce and deliver clean and safe drinking to the City’s water users on a daily basis.”

In total, eight bids were received, with the one tendered the lowest and the highest at $305,794.70.

“By the number of bids, we feel that we’ve got a very strong price on this project,” says CAO Duncan Redfearn.

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