The federal government and the government of Saskatchewan have each committed to contribute up to $7 million for a new wastewater treatment plant will serve the residents of the communities of White City and Emerald Park, just east of Regina, Sask.

WCRM158 Wastewater Management Authority will be responsible for all remaining costs of the project, which has a total eligible cost of $21.3 million.

The new treatment plant, when built, will use an effective and low-energy treatment process, and will enable future residential and commercial development. A Request for Proposal was issued in January and closed earlier this month.

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness stated, “The Government of Saskatchewan’s more than $7.3 million investment toward this project will renew local infrastructure to help keep our great province strong. This project is also a good illustration of what local municipalities can accomplish by working together to reach a common goal to improve services for our citizens.”

Cec Snyder, chair of the WCRM158 Wastewater Management Authority and Town of White City Councillor said, “The WCRM158 Wastewater Management Authority is very pleased to receive this funding from the federal and provincial governments. The construction of a modern wastewater treatment plant will serve the residents of the communities of White City and Emerald Park areas for many years. This project will also provide the capacity to accommodate growth in one of the fastest growing residential and commercial areas of the province.”

The WCRM158 Wastewater Management Authority was created by the Town of White City and the Regional municipality of Edenwold. It is made up of three voting representatives from each of the municipal governments and a third party, non-voting administrator.

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