(April 2016) – The City of Greater Sudbury and RVA’s Sudbury Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) project has won the Ontario Consulting Engineering Award of Merit. This award marks the second win for the Head House project, with the first being the Project of the Year Award from the Ontario Public Works Association.
At over 40 years old, the Sudbury WWTP’s headworks facility—known locally as the “Head House”—had experienced significant operations and maintenance issues. However, the high replacement cost, estimated at $30 million in today’s dollars, had been a major barrier to simply replacing the facility.
Instead of replacing the Head House, the City of Greater Sudbury worked with RVA to undertake a major upgrade of the existing facility. The $11-million project successfully paired practical problem-solving with modern innovation to maximize use of the existing infrastructure at a third of the original estimated cost.
RVA is thrilled to have won this award from the Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO). RVA last won an award from the CEO for Waterfront Toronto’s West Don Lands Stormwater Conveyance System in 2013.