Quebec City-based H2O Innovation, a company that works on custom-built, integrated water treatment solutions for municipal and energy end-users, has been awarded new contracts in the United States and Canada, which total $7 million.
Notably, one of its contracts include the city of Carlsbad in California, where it will work on a design for a water reuse system. The ultrafiltration (UF) system will treat the effluent of the Encina Water Pollution Control Facility, and the filtrate water in this system will then be used for non-potable water applications such as irrigation and industrial applications. This design-build project will be the third expansion of the Carlsbad Water Recycling Facility.
Four years into the drought in the state of California, Gov. Jerry Brown has already had to make mandatory water restrictions to decrease urban water use by 25 per cent. The contract is H2O Innovation is indicative of the kind of solutions that municipalities will be looking for as climate change affects water supply globally.
“Located near our Vista facility, in the heart of a region heavily affected by a historic drought, the award of this contract in favour of H2O Innovation again demonstrates our knowledge and ability to provide added value essential to a design-build team,” said Frédéric Dugré, President and Chief Executive Officer of H2O Innovation.
H2O innovation will also design, manufacture, deliver and commission a new membrane bioreactor (MBR) system to be installed in the Province of Quebec, which will treat wastewater.