A project that has been 10 years in the making is set to break ground early next year.
Construction on a new wastewater treatment plant for White City and Emerald Park is set to begin in January. The area has enjoyed record growth in recent years but is now reaching capacity for current sewage treatment options. The brand new facility is needed to better meet the rising demand.
“The final design is for up to 15,000 people and so the community now is around 5,000. And so it’s a long term plan,” said Cecil Synder, chair of the White City RM Wastewater Management Authority.
In a cooperative effort, the Government of Saskatchewan, the federal government, and the Waste Water Management Authority are all pitching in $7.3 million. The entire project will cost $21.9 million.
“The Government of Canada is investing in modern wastewater infrastructure that will help protect the environment, keep our communities healthy and create middle-class job opportunities across Saskatchewan for years to come,” Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said in a news release.