Dawson City Waste Water Treatment Plant

OWNER/DEVELOPER:

City of Dawson, and, CORIX Water Systems

SECTOR:

Industrial

AME ROLE:1

Mechanical Design

Completed:

2012

Location:

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

AME was part of a 10-firm team for this $25 million Design-Build project to deliver the mechanical design and engineering for a state-of-the-art Wastewater Treatment Plant in Dawson City, Yukon to service the 4,200 residents during the summer months.

The Design-Build team consisted of a multi-discipline scope under the lead of Corix Water Systems. The Yukon Government acted as the owner who turned over the plant to Dawson City once the Wastewater Treatment Plant was designed, constructed, commissioned and tested.

Since Dawson is a remote location, challenges to this project included limited local resources, a short construction season and under-developed infrastructure. The community also had a tight annual budget, so low operating and maintenance costs were essential The Treatment Plant uses less than one tenth of the space required for lagoon treatment and use about half the power of a conventional mechanical system. Energy-efficient systems are utilized, including a heat recovery system from the treated sewage exiting the facility.