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.
The next stage will invite three pre-qualified proponents; Plenary/PCL Environmental Infrastructure; Portage Water Solutions (Sacyr/SNC Lavalin/Ledcor); and EPCOR Water Resource Partners to submit comprehensive project proposals by late 2021. Construction is expected to begin in 2022 and be substantially completed by December 31, 2024.”
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.