Construction Begins on the New Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant - CTV Regina

The mayors of Regina and Moose Jaw joined other dignitaries at the sod turning for a renewed water treatment plant. It will meet the needs of the two growing communities for the next 25 years.

“Southern Saskatchewan is growing again and you know this plant has been amazing,” said Thunder Creek MLA, Lyle Stewart.

The two cities signed a $325 million construction contract this spring which is about 30% more than last years cost estimate. Inflation, COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine are being blamed for escalating construction costs.

“Better do it now because if we wait another couple years it’s going to even go up more,” Mayor of Moose Jaw Clive Tolley said.

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