The Province of Manitoba and the City of Thompson will partner to conduct a study of the options available for upgrading the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The study is expected to cost $250,000, $150,000 of which will be provided by Manitoba.
The existing wastewater treatment plant provides primary treatment only, and needs an upgrade to meet nutrient-reduction standards. Information from the study will be used in the city’s application for an Environmental Act licence. With the licence in place, the city will look to the Building Canada Fund for further financial help.
The proposed treatment plant is expected to cost around $45 million.