The Halifax Aerotech wastewater treatment plant is set to receive a $21-million upgrade, to be completed by 2016. The plant services the Halifax Stanfield International Airport and Aerotech Park. Costs for the project, which will bring the plant up to date with federal wastewater regulations, will be shared equally by the municipal, provincial, and federal governments.

“We have lots of water capacity, but there’s been challenges around wastewater capacity,” said vice president of infrastructure at Stanfield Airport Michael Healey, according to the CBC. “This allows us into the future, to have capacity to deal with our increasing passenger volumes and expansion of our terminal and also allows us to develop the ground side of the airport to provide services to the travelling public and to the 5,700 staff that work at the airport.”

The upgrade will expand the plant’s capacity and significantly improve the level of treatment of wastewater effluent.

“The expansion of the Halifax Stanfield International Airport—a  key component of the Atlantic Gateway—and future uses in Aerotech Park hinge on additional wastewater treatment capacity,” said Halifax Mayor Mike Savage. “We are pleased that this high priority project is eligible for funding.”

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