May 29, 2014 12:21 pm

Regina teams up with EPCOR for new sewage treatment plant

After months of poring over proposals for the city’s new sewage treatment plant, a decision about who will build it has finally been made.

Sean Lerat / Global News

REGINA – After months of poring over proposals for the city’s new sewage treatment plant, a decision about who will build it has finally been made.

On Thursday the City of Regina announced that EPCOR Saskatchewan Water Partners has been chosen as the company to design, build, operate, finance and maintain the city’s new sewage treatment plant.

“I’m pleased to announce that EPCOR’s proposal is under what the City’s budget identified for this project,” said Mayor Fougere.

“This is an example of how public-private-partnerships can benefit communities, and shows that our residents made the right choice when they voted to support a public-private-partnership for our sewage treatment plant.”

The sewage treatment plant has been approved for up to $58.5 million in federal funding through the P3 Canada fund. It will be one of the largest and most complex capital projects in the city’s history.

The new plant is envisioned to allow for better protection to public health, improve water quality for downstream residents and meet the needs of a growing city.

Construction is expected to begin later this year, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

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