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Robert O. Pickard Environmental Centre

Robert O. Pickard Environmental Centre

Location: Ontario – Greater Ottawa

Market Sector: Industrial, Municipal

Delivery Method: Bid and Spec

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The Robert O. Pickard Environmental Centre is today one of the largest wastewater treatment facilities in Canada. We completed the mechanical installation for an expansion that increased the plant’s capacity and nearly doubled its efficiency.

Located on a 60-hectare (150 acres) area of land, the Pickard Centre treats domestic, commercial and industrial wastewater before returning the treated water to the Ottawa River.

Originally built in 1961, the Pickard Centre (originally the Green’s Creek Pollution Control Center) was expanded an upgraded under the direction of Mr. Pickard following his retirement as Commissioner of Works in the former Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton.

Between 1988 and 1993, the primary treatment facility was upgraded and a secondary treatment process and biosolids processing facilities were added. We completed the mechanical installation for the expansion, increased the plant’s capacity, and nearly doubled its efficiency. As a result, the Pickard Centre now removes more than 90 percent of pollutants from the influent water.