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Niverville Seeks to Expand Water Treatment Plant

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The Spruce Drive water treatment plant in Niverville. Natalie Batkis

On Tuesday, May 11 the Town of Niverville held a very brief special council meeting to approve the borrowing of funds to expand the Spruce Drive water treatment plant.

The estimated cost of the expansion is $10 million, with the town required to provide half of that balance.

The other fifty percent will come from the Manitoba Water Services Board, which has approved $3.25 million in funding for the project. Grants from the province over the next few years are expected to cover the remaining $1.75 million.

Niverville’s portion will come from this proposal to borrow $4 million against future water development levies. The remaining $1 million is currently coming from the town’s water utility reserve fund.

Six minor clarifying and wording amendments from the province were read at the meeting and the resolution was unanimously approved after these amendments were added.

The resolution will now go to the municipal board for approval.

According to CAO Eric King, the project will most likely happen in two phases. Phase one will be the treatment plant itself, which will be tendered this summer. The second phase will begin once the $1.75 million from the province is secured. That phase will involve expanding the source to maximum capacity.

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