Bill Sims, AScT, PTech Received the Award of Merit at the 2017 ACEC-BC Awards
Bill Sims, AScT, PTech (centre) led the team at the City of Nanaimo and Associated Engineering Ltd, garnering an Award of Merit at the 2017 ACEC-BC Awards for Engineering Excellence.
The Award was presented in the Municipal and Civil Infrastructure category, for Nanaimo’s South Fork Water Treatment Plant is the largest, siphon-powered, membrane filtration plant in North America. The innovative use of siphon, rather than pumps, reduces the building footprint and saves capital, operating and maintenance costs. Employing a two-stage membrane filtration system increases treatment efficiency to more than 98%. The South Fork Water Treatment Plant provides safe, reliable drinking water, in an energy efficient and environmentally