Van Anda Improvement District (VAID)

Our partner consortium here strives to identify, validate and implement sustainable technologies and processes that form a multi-barrier approach to the delivery of safe drinking water.

Background: The Van Anda Improvement District (VAID) is a small community of 550 people located on Texada Island, one of the Gulf Islands off the coast of British Columbia. VAID’s drinking water is unique in that water from Priest Lake is high in dissolved organic carbon (organic material that results from the decomposition of plants and animals). While the district has set aside a capital reserve fund for a new water system, pilot testing the many potential new technologies would rapidly deplete the fund. 

Click the image below to view a short intro video about VAID and the challenges the community faces. 

Click the image below to hear perspectives from members of the community's Board of Trustees. 

Videos courtesy of David Sommer, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia.

Scope of Work: Our partner consortium here strives to identify, validate and implement sustainable technologies and processes that form a multi-barrier approach geared toward VAID’s distinct needs. RES’EAU is capable of working with the community to identify goals and then test several prospective solutions simultaneously in our Mobile Water Treatment Pilot Plant at an efficient cost.

The outcome will be a system the community can afford to implement and maintain that will provide quality drinking water and fully protect the health of the community. 

Progress/Updates: The RES'EAU Mobile Water Treatment Pilot Plant is on site in the community. Check back for updates on our technology assessments. 

Related: The photos below capture the delivery, installation and operation of RES'EAU-WaterNET's Mobile Water Treatment Pilot Plant in VAID during the late summer of 2015.