Maple Reinders was selected to provide the District of Sechelt with an innovative wastewater treatment solution. The team selected the unique Organica FBR™ system, used for the first time in North America on the Sechelt project.
The Organica FBR™ system improves the natural phenomena used in wastewater treatment through the interaction of living organisms able to digest a portion of the organic pollution. Bathed in the biological tanks, the plant roots create an ideal receiving environment for bacteria and other living organisms. Organica FBR™ thus recreates a self-managing ecosystem of several hundred species – plants, animals, bacteria and other organisms – able to capture their energy in the presence of air and sunlight, which maximizes the biological decomposition of contaminants. The ecosystem created evolves as water treatment progresses and its available organic matter content changes. This cascading series of self-regulating environments creates an excellent, robust treatment system that requires little maintenance.
The LEED® Gold certified Sechelt Water Resource Centre is Maple Reinders’ most awarded project to date, with eight awards, including the CCA Environmental Achievement Award and the Canadian Design-Build Institute Awards of Excellence. The facility currently lends itself to serving as an environmental teaching facility and a botanical garden.
Maple Reinders is presently constructing GFS East Toronto Distribution Centre, a greenfield food distribution center approximately 343,413 SF in size with the option to expand/enlarge facility by 100,000 SF in future.
Maple Reinders designed and built a new distribution centre for Gordon Food Services’ Calgary operations. This facility was designed and built with the intention of two future expansions which will bring the total size of the building to 500,000 SF.
The first P3 project for municipal wastewater treatment in Canada, the Lac La Biche project involved the design, build (including procurement) and operation of a new 4,500m³/day Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) wastewater treatment facility, in addition to a new lift station and forcemain the County of Lac la Biche in northern Alberta.
The Port Granby WWTP, part of the larger Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) group of projects, is the only plant of its kind in Canada, providing a safe and long-term management solution for historic low-level radioactive waste and marginally contaminated soil in the Municipalities of Port Hope and Clarington.
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