2020 Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Engineering Winner - WSP and the Municipality of Cumberland - Pugwash Central Water Supply - Online

Sep 24, 2020 11:40 AM - 1:00 PM


Location: Online (see instructions below)

Date: Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Time: Virtual Networking: 11:40 am, Presentation: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Cost: Free

RSVP: Please use our Online Registration process to register by Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020.


This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH) for the Engineers Nova Scotia CPD program.


The Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Engineering is given annually to a team, company, government department or consortium of professional engineers, who through original achievement or creative accomplishment in the application of engineering principles, and excellence in engineering design, demonstrates a high quality of professional engineering standards. The engineering achievement should show economic benefit and highlight Nova Scotian leadership in the practice of engineering.


WSP and the Municipality of Cumberland will present on their joint project “Pugwash Central Water Supply”. This $14.9 million project involved the design and construction of a centralized water treatment plant as well as an associated reservoir, wellfield and transmission and distribution system for the Village. Residents, businesses and institutions in and around Pugwash historically relied on individual wells to supply drinking water many of which were contaminated. This project has resulted in the community having access to a clean and reliable supply of drinking water. 


Presenters: Patrick Lewis, P.Eng. and Justin Waugh-Cress, P.Eng.

Patrick is the Nova Scotia Manager of Municipal Engineering and Land Development for WSP Canada Inc.  He is a Civil Engineer with 25 years’ experience in planning, design and construction of municipal infrastructure in the Maritime Provinces and Ontario. He has been both a Project Manager in the consulting environment, as well as a Senior Project Manager for one of the largest municipalities in the country. Assignments have included major and multiple projects that are highly complex, of multi-million-dollar value, frequently having numerous stakeholders, extensive public consultation, environmental assessments and extending over multiple years. The projects he has managed include integrated road, water sewer construction; transit priority; and culvert/bridge rehabilitation and construction. Patrick has been involved in many projects involving upgrading potable water supply systems for communities in Nova Scotia. 


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