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NB wastewater plant to get $1.6 in upgrades

Backup power system will allow it to operate during power outages.


July 2, 2015
by CANADIAN PRESS

CAMPBELLTON, NB — A waste water treatment plant in New Brunswick is receiving more than $1.6 million in upgrades.

Improvements to the Campbellton facility include mechanical screens for removing debris from sewage and an effluent disinfection system that was recommended after an environmental risk assessment.

The upgrades also include a backup power system, which the province says will allow the plant to operate during power outages caused by severe weather.

The investment is a partnership between federal, provincial and municipal governments.
Campbellton Mayor Bruce MacIntosh says the upgrades will improve the reliability of the plant and help the city contribute to a cleaner environment.

© 2015 The Canadian Press

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