March 13, 2006

Epcor team completes secondary treatment facility for Sooke district

SOOKE, BC-A $22.9-million wastewater treatment and collection system has been completed ahead of schedule and on budget for the district of Sooke, a Vancouver Island community of almost 10,000, located 34 km west of Victoria. Edmonton-based Epcor Utilities led an experienced project team that included Chew Excavating, Lockerbie Stanley and Stantec Consulting Services. Karim Kassam, vice-president of Epcor BC said, "This project drew upon the strengths of both government and the private sector. By working together, we were able to complete the project ahead of schedule and on-budget, while supporting the District of Sooke's commitment to improving the environmental health of the community." The system, whose construction was supported by $11.6 million in federal and provincial infrastructure grants, includes more than 27 kilometres of pipe and a 3,000-cubic-metres-per-day secondary wastewater treatment facility. The significant environmental benefits of this level of treatment will support the growing community of Sooke while protecting the Sooke harbour and basin. More information is available from Jay Shukin at Epcor, 780/412-8877, Web site www.epcor.ca.

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