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January 25, 2018

Sub-contractor sues City of Charlottetown over work at waste treatment plant

A waste management company is suing the City of Charlottetown and a local contractor, in connection with the refurbishment of the city’s waste-water treatment plant last summer.

The company alleges it ran into extra costs because sludge at the plant was too thick to pump.

Pardy’s Waste Management and Industrial Services Ltd. filed the lawsuit Monday in P.E.I. Supreme Court.

A Charlottetown contractor, WM & M (1993) Ltd., and the City of Charlottetown are named as defendants.

Pardy’s Waste Management was contracted by WM & M to clean the primary and secondary digesters at the plant, according to the statement of claim.

The work included loading, hauling and disposal of waste material in the form of sludge.

The plaintiff claims its bid was based on a request for proposals that stated the digesters contained liquid sludge containing between 1% and 15% solids.

But Pardy’s claims it was unable to pump the sludge because it contained solids in excess of 15%.

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