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Regina to release report on waste water petition

People opposed to an expensive upgrade of Regina's sewage treatment plant will find out Friday whether their efforts to hold a referendum on the issue are successful. File/Global News

REGINA – People opposed to an expensive upgrade of Regina’s sewage treatment plant will find out Friday whether their efforts to hold a referendum on the issue are successful.

The city clerk’s department will release a report at 1 p-m on a petition by a group called Regina Water Watch, which wants the public to have its say on the 224-million-dollar project.

The group says it gleaned 24-thousand names, and by law if 10 per cent of the city’s population signs and the signatures are valid, a vote must be held.

City council says a private-public partnership to build and maintain the upgraded plant will save taxpayers 80-million dollars, but opponents argue that officials are lowballing the costs.

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