Officials in Sechelt have set a March 13th target date for the new, multimillion dollar, sewer treatment facility to be fully operational.
The Water Resource Centre, as the District calls it, is already processing some sewer, and just this week passed a major test when it ran overnight without workers needing to keep an eye on it.
Project manager Paul Nash also told council Wednesday the quality of water coming out (that’s it in the middle jar in the pic above) is already better than it is at the old plants, and there’s still a final set of filters to install.
A unique feature of the project is the plants that will help with the biological action needed to break down sewage. Nash they’ll go into the greenhouse sometime next month.
Nash says one thing that didn’t quite go as planned during the project was bringing local contractors and sub-trades on board. He didn’t, however, go into the reasons it turned out that way.
Some of the new Council were critical of the project during the election campaign, but mayor Bruce Milne was generally positive after the presentation.
As far as the budget goes the project remains on track to wrap up with about 140 thousand dollars left in the contingency reserve.