May 12, 2011— Earlier today the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board gave Halifax Water approval through an oral decision to proceed with the expansion and upgrade of the Eastern Passage Wastewater Treatment Facility (EPWWTF).
The EPWWTF project, budgeted at $61,679,000, will see an expansion in capacity to accommodate projected population growth in the serviceable boundary over the next 20 years, as well as an upgrade in treatment level from primary to secondary, consistent with national performance standards.
Halifax Water Board Chair Colleen Purcell said, “The approval of this project is great news for residents of Eastern Passage, a significant step ahead in the protection of the environment and harbour water quality, and puts the facility in sync with stringent federal regulations.”
The project is slated to get underway later this summer with an estimated construction period of two years.
“This successful application and decision is the culmination of detailed, diligent work by dedicated staff at Halifax Water.”, said Halifax Water General Manager Carl Yates. “Area residents and ratepayers can be assured the project team will continue with this level of diligence throughout the construction and commissioning of this facility.”
The design/build Project contractor is Maple Reinders Constructors Ltd. and Maxim Construction Inc. Joint Venture (MMJV). Maple Reinders Constructors Ltd. specializes in water and wastewater treatment construction. Maxim Construction Inc. is a well known and respected local general contractor.