Construction underway at Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant - Discover Moose Jaw

Nearly a quarter of Saskatchewan's population gets their water from the same place, the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant.

On Monday, community members and staff at the plant celebrated the early stages of construction on the renewal project.

The last upgrades were over 30 years ago, meaning this renewal project is coming at the perfect time.

The renewal project will upgrade the main treatment plant and the processes and rejuvenate the plant to keep up with the forecasted demands in the future.

The Saskatchewan Government invested over $74 million into this renewal project, and the Federal Government contributed over $89.13 million. The total cost of the upgrades is expected to be around $325.6 million, with the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Corporation funding the remaining $162.2 million.

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