Burloak Water Intake
Subcontractor to C & M McNally
Owner: Region of Halton
Public Works Project of the Year 2009 (Structures Category greater than 10 million dollars) presented to the Region of Halton in association with C & M McNally Engineering Corp. (General Contractor) & R.V. Anderson Associates Limited (Engineer) for the Burloak Water Purification Plant Raw Water Intake
(Ontario Public Works Association)
1 km of 2 m (ID) concrete pressure pipe installed in a drilled and blasted trench. Drill a 12 m deep, 4.3 diam. Hole in rock and install precast riser section. Install 70+ ton precast concrete intake structures.
All blasting activities were performed inside an air bubbling curtain in order provide underwater blast protection and to reduce the impact on aquatic life.