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Tsawwassen First Nation, Maple Reinders to build sewer treatment plant


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October 15, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

The Tsawwassen First Nation and Maple Reinders Inc. are partnering to construct a new sanitary sewer treatment plant, replacing an older one, to service Tsawwassen lands in British Columbia.

The contract for the sanitary plant includes a sequence batch reactor system with tertiary treatment capability. It will be developed in phases and is expected to be operating by the summer of 2015.

Chief Bryce Williams said the plant ensures the capacity to provide sewer services to support growth and development of the Tsawwassen First Nation, whose lands are located on a peninsula south of Vancouver, B.C.

“Tsawwassen First Nation carefully explored its options with respect to the provision of sanitary sewer service, and is convinced that this direction, and our choice of partner, is a sound choice from an environmental and an economic perspective,” he said.