By Schnarr, J.W. on June 13, 2018.
The Town of Taber has signed an agreement to take on the wastewater plant duties for one of the town’s largest employers.
The Town of Taber recently announced it had signed a Utility Services Agreement to operate Lantic Inc.’s wastewater treatment plant for the Rogers Sugar Factory in Taber, effective June 1.
The Town was approached by Lantic in 2017 to discuss an opportunity for a public-private partnership which would see Lantic pay the Town of Taber to provide wastewater service operators to the sugar factory.
At their May 14 meeting, council passed a resolution authorizing Mayor Andrew Prokop and Chief Administrative Officer Cory Armfelt to sign the agreement.
“Harnessing the expertise of the Town of Taber’s Water and Wastewater Services was an excellent opportunity for our company,” said Andrew Llewelyn-Jones, operation manager for Lantic Inc., in a news release. “We look forward to working with the Town of Taber on this new venture.”
Town utility operators will oversee basic management, operation and maintenance of Lantic’s wastewater plant. The Town and Lantic will also work together to review priorities for the company’s wastewater capital works projects to make sure they are completed in a prioritized and timely manner.
The deal is part of the Town’s commitment to increase economic development and sustainability for community businesses. It will come at no extra cost to taxpayers.
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