Released March 21, 2019
WEYBURN – The City of Weyburn is in the final stages off the new reservoir expansion project for its Water Treatment Plant (WTP). This includes work on the new distribution system and finalizing upgrades to WTP 200 (electrical work and control system/chemical programming).
When completed, the project will add 13 million litres of storage capacity to the existing seven million litres storage.
Five new distribution pumps will meet the peak demand during summer and winter. The new distribution system also includes a second barrier of disinfection, i.e. UV system for de-activation of any pathogens and viruses in the water.
The total cost to date is around $13.6 million and funded under the National and Regional Projects Fund. WTP 200 upgrades cost approximately $1 million and were partially funded under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund which is currently in Phase II of the project – construction.
Further upgrades in 2019 include pavement, grass seeding, painting, additional security system installation and a security fence.
Design for the First Ave. Reservoir is complete and the Request For Proposal (RFP) will be processed after completion of the new reservoir expansion project. Upgrades to the First Ave. Reservoir will cost approximately $1 million.