Owen Sound Wastewater Plant Work Starts

They’ve turned the sod in Owen Sound today to mark the start of construction on the upgrades at the wastewater treatment plant.

City’s Mayor Deb Haswell was joined by Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MP Larry Miller and Arthur Potts, parliamentary assistant to the minister of agriculture, today.

The work will include upgrading the facility to allow for additional filtration and disinfection of wastewater before it is discharged back into the area’s catchment basin, Owen Sound Bay, and ultraviolet disinfection to further improve water quality.

The $48-million project is being paid for by the city, the province and the Government of Canada.  Owen Sound is putting $18-million towards the project with the other two parties kicking in $15-million and $14,955,000 respectively.

The project is expected to take three years to complete and is the city’s most expensive capital project to date.