Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant Corporation recently announced that Canadian contractors Graham Infrastructure Inc. and Aecon Water Infrastructure Inc. have been awarded a contract for part of the plant’s major renewal project.

The joint venture contract, worth approximately $20 million, is for the provision of design services to be used as part of a wider renewal project at the water treatment plant located in central Saskatchewan.

The plant, which is owned by the cities of Regina and Moose Jaw, has undergone three major capacity and process improvements since its original construction in 1955 and now has a rated production capacity of 205 million litres per day. The plant was one of the pioneers in the use of the granular activated carbon (GAC) filtration process for the removal of algae-produced taste and odour.

The design phase of this renewal project is expected to be complete by the end of 2021 and the construction phase is scheduled to start in early in 2022, pending funding.

The latest cost estimates for the wider retrofit work at the treatment plant amounts to approximately $220 million. Construction is expected to take approximately three years.

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Featured image credit: Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant Corp., photo by Bryan Bosley Photography.

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