New wastewater treatment plant headed to White City, Sask.
March 2, 2017
The new wastewater treatment plant will use an effective and low-energy treatment process.
Support for a new wastewater treatment facility serving both the town of White City (pop. 3,099) and the Emerald Park area of the rural municipality of Edenwold (pop. 4,490), located in southcentral Saskatchewan just east of Regina, has been announced.
The new treatment plant will use an effective and low-energy treatment process, and the improved services will allow the communities to handle wastewater from the current population as well as future residential and commercial development.
The Federal government and the Government of Saskatchewan are each contributing around $7.3 million for this project.
WCRM158 Wastewater Management Authority will be responsible for all remaining costs of the project, which has a total eligible cost of $21,910,000. The WCRM158 Wastewater Management Authority was created by the Town of White City and the RM of Edenwold No. 158 to deliver wastewater utility services to the communities of White City and the Emerald Park areas.
“The Government of Canada is committed to investing in modern infrastructure that meets the needs of our communities, supports the middle class, and ensures that Canada will remain the best place in the world to live, work and raise a family. This important investment will protect the environment, provide reliable wastewater services for local residents, and support population growth and business development in the area,” said Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, in a release.
“The WCRM158 Wastewater Management Authority is very pleased to receive this funding from the federal and provincial governments. The construction of a modern wastewater treatment plant will serve the residents of the communities of White City and Emerald Park areas for many years. This project will also provide the capacity to accommodate growth in one of the fastest growing residential and commercial areas of the province,” said Cec Snyder, Chair of the WCRM158 Wastewater Management Authority and Town of White City Councillor, in the release.