District Upgrading Water Treatment Plants In Huntsville & Bala
The District of Muskoka is looking to carry out some major upgrades at the area’s water treatment plants in Bala and Huntsville this year.
During the most recent engineering and public works committee meeting it was agreed that the Tower Road Clean Water Plant in Bala should get $2.3 million in upgrades this year. The plant was commissioned in 1995 and the normal life cycle for many of the parts that are proposed to be replaced is 15 years. Although the plant has been maintained and has achieved almost twice the expected life of the equipment, staff report that the probability of a catastrophic failure is becoming extremely high.
Meanwhile, the construction of the solar net generating system at the Golden Pheasant Clean Water Treatment Plant in Huntsville is nearing completion. Net metering is a solar incentive that allows you to store energy in the electric grid.
The committee agreed to single-source services from Bracebridge Generation for the commissioning, operation and maintenance of the solar net metering system for no longer than 12 months at a maximum cost of $15,000.