The water treatment plant will provide clean water to Winnipeg's surrounding municipalities
WINNIPEG—A new water treatment facility will be built in Winnipeg to provide water to an inland port and surrounding municipalities.
Diane Gray, the president and CEO of Centreport Canada, says this is crucial to the complex’s expansion.
CentrePort Canada is the country’s only Foreign Trade Zone and tri-modal inland port.
The provincial and federal government on June 25 announced funding for the project, which is expected to be operating late 2015 or early 2016.
The plant will provide clean water to the municipalities of Cartier, Grey, Headingley, Portage, Rockwood, Rosser, St. Francois Xavier and to the Headingley Correctional Centre.
Centreport says it offers just over eight thousand hectares of industrial land and access to tri-modal transportation including three Class 1 railways—Canadian National, Canadian Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe.
Filed to Canadian Press by radio station CJOB in Winnipeg