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Construction well underway for Regina’s new Wastewater Treatment Plant

Members of the media in Regina got a chance to see how construction is progressing at the city’s new Wastewater Treatment Plant. Matt Myers / Global News

REGINA – Members of the media in Regina got a chance to see how construction is progressing at the city’s new Wastewater Treatment Plant.

So far, around 260,000 of the 310,000 cubic meters of soil required has been excavated at the site. Once it is complete the total size of excavation will be the equivalent to 124 Olympic-size swimming pools.

“Considerable progress has been made in the design and construction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant, which will ensure that we meet the needs of our growing community,” said Mayor Michael Fougere.

“We are thrilled with the progress to date by EPCOR Water Prairies Inc. and we all take pride in improving water quality for Regina and our neighbours.”

In total, over 1,000,000 kilograms of reinforcing steel will be used in the bioreactors, and 650,000kg of reinforcing steel will be required for secondary clarifiers.

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A tower crane will also be erected next month to build the concrete basins.

“We’re delighted to be here on the ground serving the people of Regina,” said Lee Ward, EPCOR Senior Manager of Project Development.

“All the required permits are in place for the construction of the new Wastewater Treatment Plant, we have established a good relationship with the City and the project is progressing well.”

The new Wastewater Treatment Plant will be substantially complete in December 2016.

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