A pre-engineering study in Sault Ste. Marie is recommending a $23.5-million upgrade to the city's east-end water pollution control plant, and an additional $19.48 million to install secondary treatment technology.
The recommendations are part of the city's $60-million project to upgrade the city's sewage treatment system.
Upgrades that have been recommended for the existing primary treatment facilities include screening, grit removal and settling, $18.8 million in capital costs and a further $4.7 million for engineering and contingencies. In addition, expenditures of $6.4 million for the construction of new primary clarifiers and $3.1 million for ultraviolet light disinfection facilities are also recommended in the report.
The city has received a commitment of $40 million in funding from the provincial and federal governments, while the remaining $20 million will come from city coffers.