The City of Vernon required a major replacement and expansion to its Water Reclamation Plant so Maple Reinders answered the call with the construction of a new 27 ML/day Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) plant on the site of the existing plant. Work included a new headworks building, biosolids thickening/dewatering building, administration/laboratory building, utility building, a three-train primary clarifier and bioreactor complex and three circular secondary clarifiers, a circular covered gravity thickener, two travelling hood secondary effluent filters, ultraviolet disinfection of filtered effluent and related siteworks including piping, manholes, road works, and landscaping.
Following successful commissioning, the old treatment facility was demolished; allowing the City to convert the lands for other uses such as park land.
Since Lorne Park WTP was first built, Peel Region’s population has grown from 352,703 to 1,159,400; with a projected population for 2031 at 1,571,000. To ensure adequate supply of safe drinking water for Peel’s residents and businesses, Lorne Park WTP underwent a further expansion.