The need for a biosolids plant is far overdue said city staff at city council tonight.
The waste produced from sanitary sewer systems at the city’s water sewage plant in the east end is taxing the current landfill.
As city staff said the rate at which waste from the sewage plant is being brought to the city’s landfill is exceeding desirable levels.
Thus the need for a biosolids plant.
The engineering fee of $1,235,000 excluding HST for the plant will be funded through the sanitary sewer surcharge account in accordance with the City’s budget.
The fee estimate for the detailed design and construction services is based on an estimated construction value of $17 million.
Construction and engineering fees were budgeted with an allocation of $1 million in 2017, $9 million in 2018, with remaining costs to be allocated in subsequent years.
Detailed design and tendering for the facility will more accurately reflect the true costs of the project when sought.