Montreal, October 5, 2011 - John Meunier Inc./Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Canada has been awarded a contract to supply a drinking water treatment system, with a capacity of 500 m3/dayto the Nisga'a Village of Gitwinksihlkw, British Columbia, Canada.
John Meunier Inc./Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Canada will provide a package drinking water treatment plant that includes an ACTIFLO® high rate clarification system and Dusenflo® gravity filtration, plus all ancillary chemical dosing, instrumentation and control systems. The ACTIFLO® process has been selected for its reliability, compactness and suitability for treating Nass River water, which contains very fine volcanicand glacial particles.
Gitwinksihlkw, with a population of 250, is located on the north bank of the Nass River, 100 km northwest of Terrace, BC, and 1400 km from Vancouver, BC. Over the past several years, the village, one of four Nisga'a communities, has experienced frequent water shortages, requiring water to be trucked in for domestic use.
The new treatment plant is designed to provide microbiologically- and chemically-safe and aesthetically pleasing drinking water for the village.The finished water quality will meet or exceed the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality (May 2008), as well as the disinfection requirements outlined in the Protocol for Safe Drinking Water in First Nations Communities, INAC (2006). The plant start-up is planned for fall 2011.
John Meunier Inc./Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Canada Inc., is a Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies company based in Canada and has been serving municipalities and industries since 1948.
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies (VWS), subsidiary of Veolia Water, is a leading design & build company and a specialized provider of technological solutions in water treatment. With over 9,658 employees in 57 countries, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies recorded revenue of $2.9 billion in 2010.
Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader in water and wastewater services. Specialized in outsourcing services for municipal authorities, as well as industrial and service companies, it is also one of the world's major designers of technological solutions and constructor of facilities needed in water and wastewater services. With 96,260 employees in 67 countries, Veolia Water provides water service to 100 million people and wastewater service to 71 million. Its 2010 revenue amounted to $16.5 billion.
Marie Meunier, M.Sc., Director, Western Canada
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Canada Inc.