Protecting the environment and our future

A major upgrade to Portage la Prairie’s Water Pollution Control Facility is required to meet new provincial and federal water quality standards. The upgrade must reduce nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorous) discharged to the Assiniboine River in a province-wide effort to reduce harmful algae blooms on Lake Winnipeg that are negatively impacting one of our nation’s largest lakes, and adversely affecting water quality in Manitoba.

Beyond the required nutrient reduction, our City will ensure that the upgrades also result in other benefits to our community, including eliminating odour emissions, strengthening local economic activity and supporting local trades and technical expertise. The project also addresses a needed overall renewal of the facility, which is mostly 25 years old. Find out more about the project below.

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada, the Province of Manitoba and the City of Portage la Prairie.

About the Project

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News

Portage la Prairie’s WPCF Upgrading Project Gains Interest From Local, National, and International Proponents – December 21, 2020

Project Updates

WPCF Upgrading Status Brief (.pdf) – posted December 14, 2020

WPCF Upgrading Status Brief (.pdf) – posted October 26, 2020

WPCF Upgrading Status Brief (.pdf) – posted September 14, 2020

WPCF Upgrading Status Brief(.pdf) – posted August 10, 2020

WPCF Upgrading Status Brief (.pdf) – posted June 22, 2020

WPCF Upgrading Status Brief (.pdf) – posted May 26, 2020

WPCF Upgrading Status Brief (.pdf) – posted April 27, 2020

WPCF Upgrading Status Brief (.pdf) – posted February 24, 2020

Virtual Tour Notice – posted September 11, 2020

Request for Qualifications  – posted August 27, 2020

Industry Awareness Online Session – posted May 4, 2020