The City of Charlottetown and the Town of Stratford have been awarded the 2023 Atlantic Canada Water and Wastewater Association (ACWWA) Project of the Year Award – Large Utility, for their joint Wastewater Treatment Consolidation Project.
“Charlottetown is proud to be recognized along with our neighbours in Stratford for a project that demonstrates our continued commitment to environmental sustainability and to modernizing critical infrastructure as we plan for current and future growth,” said Charlottetown Mayor Philip Brown. “This project shows the benefits to residents and taxpayers when communities come together to share services and build strong communities”.
The Project of the Year Award – Large Utility is presented annually to a municipality or utility with more than 25,000 customers and recognizes outstanding Atlantic Canadian projects that demonstrate innovative and state-of-the-art technology in water or wastewater systems. The Wastewater Treatment Consolidation Project has resulted in the improvement of water quality on both sides of the harbour and has had the added benefit of increasing the harbour area available for a relay shellfishery each spring.
“This project was extremely beneficial to the Town of Stratford and demonstrates our commitment to working with partners such as the City of Charlottetown to benefit residents of our communities,” added Stratford Mayor Steve Ogden. “We are equally pleased to be recognized with this award for this project which was the largest infrastructure project undertaken by Stratford at the time”.
Both Charlottetown and Stratford decommissioned their lagoons to create greenspaces and constructed liftstations and forcemains to deliver all wastewater to the Charlottetown Pollution Control Plant (CPCP). The project included several upgrades to the CPCP to increase processing capacity. Projects were completed with funding support from the Government of Canada and Province of P.E.I.
Featured image: (L to R) Mike Abbott, Mayor Philip Brown, Mayor Steve Ogden, Corey MacPhee, Warren Martin, Janeen McGuigan. (City of Charlottetown)