WSP successfully implemented an accelerated project delivery approach to complete the design and tendering, including obtaining all permits and approvals, for the unconventional treatment approach within a six-month period. Advanced procurement of the UV disinfection equipment established the physical and operational constraints, allowing the design to proceed with confidence and certainty.
Treatment process resiliency through an innovative power supply solution that utilized an inline 350kW UPS, and a broader water quality operating range. Together these ensured the process would continue through power interruptions, and meet or exceed treatment targets for more than 99.9% of the known operating conditions.
Installed in July 2018, the 650 kVA capacitor bank has increased the power factor from below 0.80 to greater than 0.96, saving the RDNO over $750 per month in utility penalty charges and energy use premiums.
Finally, the project was delivered under the $7 million capital budget, indefinitely deferring the $30 million capital expenditure for filtration.