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March 29 - April 5, 2004
SaskWater signs MOU worth $3.1M to CES
REGINA, SASK-SaskWater and Consulting Engineers of Saskatchewan (CES) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) guiding the business relationship between the two organizations. In its role as the provincial water and wastewater utility, SaskWater contracts CES member firms for most of the design/build work it does. Under the terms of the MOU, SaskWater will retain CES consulting engineers and geoscientists for the majority of engineering services, ranging from conceptual design through to commissioning and start-up. "This MOU will be worth $3.1 million to CES members in 2004," said Peter Prebble, the Minister responsible for SaskWater, adding, "this is an increase of 200% over SaskWater's business last year with CES." CES chair Dwayne Gelowitz said, "Members look forward to working through our new partnership with SaskWater and furthering our common goal to provide quality water and wastewater services to Saskatchewan residents. Safety and environmental stewardship have always been central to the services provided by consulting engineers and are in harmony with the SaskWater quality culture." More information is available from Felechia Brodie at SaskWater, 306/694-3940, or Dwayne Gelowitz of CES, 306/781-6355.