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Original News Release

 


   BACKGROUNDER   

2006AL0020-000725

June 5, 2006

Ministry of Agriculture and Lands

Ministry of Environment

Partnerships BC

 

BRITANNIA WATER TREATMENT PLANT PARTNERSHIP HIGHLIGHTS

 


The Britannia Mine water treatment plant is part of the Province’s larger clean-up efforts being managed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands. The treatment plant is the result of a partnership with, EPCOR Water Services Inc.

 

EPCOR was chosen from an initial field of six teams, through a fair, transparent, open and competitive selection process. The selection process began with a Request for Expressions of Interest in January 2004, and concluded when negotiations were completed in January 2005.

 

Britannia Water Treatment Plant by the Numbers:

Annually, the plant is designed to:

 

Benefits of the Project:

The Province’s approach maximizes value, minimizes cost and risk to taxpayers, and raises the bar on innovation and accountability:

 

Key Terms of the Partnership

The Britannia Mine Water Treatment Plant Project involves the design, construction, financing and operation of a water treatment plant, over a 20 year period:

 

Benefits of a Partnership

When compared to the Province delivering this project on its own, the partnership agreement with EPCOR:

 

EPCOR Water Services and project partners

 

EPCOR engaged the expertise of Lockerbie Stanley Inc., Stantec Consulting Ltd. and BioteQ Environmental technologies Inc. in the design, engineering and construction of this project.

 

 

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Media

contact:

Jeremy Berry

Media Relations Officer

Ministry of Agriculture and Lands

250 356-8950

250 889-2285 (cell)

 

Jay Shukin

EPCOR

780 412-8877

780 720-4378 (cell)

 

 

Jennifer Davies

Communications

Partnerships BC

604 660-0946

 

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