Value Engineering Study Update
The RDN recently completed a Value Engineering Study to look at ways to:
- improve the project design
- provide maximum value to the community.
Based on the results, the RDN Board approved further study on two design alternatives:
- Abandon the existing trickling filter because of its high risk for odours. Use a treatment system that produces less odours, like the one at the upgraded Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre.
- Use the Qualicum Interceptor to balance flows coming into the plant. The Qualicum Interceptor currently collects all wastewater from the north of the plant.
Follow-up studies on alternatives 1 and 2 will proceed next.