Bio Filter For Lunenburg Wastewater Plant Going Out To Tender

Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 10:11 AM

Residents of Lunenburg will soon be breathing a sigh of relief.

A request for proposals will be going out this week for the installation of a bio-filter in the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The federal and provincial governments are picking up three quarters of the tab, conditional on the work being complete by March 31.

Mayor Rachel Bailey says the town only just received approval for that funding and were concerned they couldn't meet that date.

"We are looking to have the availability of that funding extended later into next year. Just to ensure that it can be completed successfully."

Bailey says council raised concerns about the trying to do the retrofit during the winter.

"That means doing the bulk of the work in the worst months of year to do that kind of thing. The most unpredictable weather and the coldest season."

Bailey says the RFP will go out but won't be awarded until the town confirms they have the extension.