Tsawwassen First Nation partners with Maple Reinders to build own sanitary sewer treatment plant

TSAWWASSEN, BC – Tsawwassen First Nation today announced that it is proceeding with
construction of a sanitary sewer treatment plant to service Tsawwassen Lands. In a
statement, Chief Bryce Williams indicated that ‘I am delighted to confirm that TFN is
building its own sanitary treatment system, and has entered into a contract with a terrific
partner, Maple Reinders, to design and build the plant. This decision secures
Tsawwassen’s future by ensuring the capacity to provide sewer services to support
Tsawwassen’s growth and development. TFN carefully explored its options with respect
to the provision of sanitary sewer service, and is convinced that this direction, and our
choice of partner, is a sound choice from an environmental and an economic
perspective.”
The sanitary plant will be constructed through a design-build contract with Maple
Reinders Inc., one of Canada’s leading design/build contractors. The plant comprises a
sequence batch reactor system with tertiary treatment capability. The plant will be
developed in phases and will eventually have sufficient capacity to service Tsawwassen
Lands according to TFN’s development plans. Design and construction on the plant is
commencing immediately, and the plant is expected to be built and operational by
summer 2015, in time to service anticipated growth at Tsawwassen First Nation. It will
replace the existing plant that currently provides sanitary sewer service to Tsawwassen
Lands.