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Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant renewal project to start in June
Upgrades to the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant will help the venue better handle the lake’s growing range of water conditions, although residents will not likely notice any difference in water quality.
The Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Corporation (BPWTC), which oversees the plant, will start renovations to the sprawling complex in June. Graham Construction-AECON — which has worked on this initiative for the past two years — will handle the renewal project after receiving the contract.
The corporation held a media scrum on May 26 to announce the start of construction and provide details about the renovations.
Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant renewal to begin next month
There’s a constant hum in the background inside the current Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant, no matter where you are.
But in the next three years, the machines making that hum will get bigger and more efficient as the plant gets a top-down renewal.
Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Corporation CEO Ryan Johnson announced Thursday that the construction would start in June for the renewal, which has been in the works for years.
“Careful maintenance of the plant has enabled it to operate exceptionally well, however it is now at the point where significant improvements are required,” said Johnson.
The project couldn’t get the go-ahead until an extra $72.8 million was approved by the cities of Regina and Moose Jaw.
Contract for Buffalo Pound Water Treatment plant renewal awarded to Graham-AECON
Part of the upgrades planned for the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant over the next three years, the renewed plant will see a combination of new construction — including a new administration building and lab, and renovations of existing portions of the plant.
“As the plant ages, it becomes more and more difficult for us to ensure that we’re able to continue delivering water of quality to our customers,” Johnson, the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Corporation’s CEO, said Thursday. “This is why renewal is so very important.”