What does "critical" mean?
Some critical assets at the E.L. Smith site include transformers that supply power to the water treatment plant, underground drinking water storage reservoirs, and underground tanks that contain additives used in the water treatment process. Others include pumps, sensors and valves that could fail if they were to get wet. See the
water treatment process
As part of our plan to protect the E.L. Smith Water Treatment Plant during a major flood event, we are working to increase the protection of critical assets on site or
We're working on a comprehensive risk assessment and a review of flooding pathways to ensure equipment that is critical to the operation of the water treatment plant is protected in case of a major flooding event. This work may involve installing barriers, moving equipment up higher, or making equipment submersible. This work will all take place within existing buildings on the site and within our fence line.