Update on Westport’s Waste Water Treatment Plant

I am aware that some members of the public noted an odour coming from the waste water treatment plant yesterday and last night I followed up with the Manager of Infrastructure.  The processing of effluent occurred yesterday due to the ideal weather conditions.  Looking ahead for the next 14 days, there may only be one or two nights when the temperature dips low enough to process.  That will remove the odour as processing won’t occur with the warmer weather.

The plans for the new waste water treatment plant are on schedule, with the expectation that it will be completed by mid-summer.  The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change will issue a permit for the new plant, which will NOT include the operation of Snowfluent.

Like all of you, members of Council are looking forward to the date later this year when the waste water treatment plant is decommissioned.

Please call if you have any questions or concerns.  273-9195