Earlier today completion of the Eastern Passage Wastewater Treatment Facility (EPWWTF) expansion and treatment upgrade was officially recognized at a ceremony and tour held at the facility.
Halifax Water Board Chair Colleen Purcell and Deputy Mayor Darren Fisher were on-site to recognize the construction project milestone. The $64,000,000 facility came in $500,000($0.5 million) under budget, and met schedule requirements.
The EPWWTF project provides for an expansion in capacity to accommodate projected population growth in the serviceable boundary over the next 25 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 Eastern Passage Wastewater Treatment Facility is the largest capital project Halifax Water has implemented since the 2007 merger. This milestone represents a significant step in our long term plan to close the wastewater and stormwater infrastructure deficit.”
Deputy Mayor Fisher said, “This project is great news for the residents of Eastern Passage and the wider Halifax community. Infrastructure projects such as this benefit residents, business, the environment, our harbour, and overall quality of life for residents.”
The design/build project contractor was 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.