A new wastewater treatment facility has been completed in Happy Valley-Goose Bay aimed to help protect the environment by ensuring cleaner effluent and optimal treatment capacity to meet the long-term needs of the community, it was announced today.
A news release notes the project included the design and construction of a collection system to intercept the wastewater flow from sewage outfalls, a wastewater lagoon system to treat and disinfect the effluent before discharging it to the Churchill River, two lift stations and a force main, a building containing a screening and grit removal system, aerated lagoons for secondary treatment of wastewater, and an ultraviolet disinfection system.
“The new wastewater treatment facility will now provide an opportunity to utilize riverbank areas and improve the quality of lives in Happy Valley-Goose Bay,” said Jamie Snook, Mayor of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
“As we move ahead we look forward to further federal and provincial co-operation in all areas of our municipality”
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador contributed $7.7 million through its investment in the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund while the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay has invested $7.49 million towards the project, for a total project cost of $23.5 million including the GST rebate.