Crowd Celebrates Official Launch of Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant Renewal Project - Moose Jaw Today

The plant currently produces 205 million litres — ML, or megalitres — of water per day, but will produce 250 ML per day once renovations are complete.

With gold-coloured shovels in hand, five provincial dignitaries heaved dirt into the air to help launch the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant’s three-year renewal project.

More than 40 people — area MLAs, the mayors of Regina and Moose Jaw, plant board members, employees, project contractors, and others — attended the official kickoff of the $325.6 million construction initiative on July 18.

Construction started in June and is expected to conclude in late 2025. Work so far has included constructing temporary roads, starting new summer ponds, relocating a natural gas line, refurbishing a chemical tank, and starting various underground services.

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