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Safe Clean Drinking Water Project

The award-winning, $216-million project is the largest municipal infrastructure project in New Brunswick. It began with a commitment by Saint John Common Council in 2013 to deliver Safe, Clean Drinking Water to all Saint John Water customers.

The project was jointly funded by the Province of New Brunswick, Infrastructure Canada, and private equity partners including Acciona, Brookfield, North America Construction. Under the P3 model, Port City Water Partners was responsible for the implementation of the groundwater system and treatment on the West side and the construction of the East Side treatment facility, along with improvements to the watershed, water storage and pumping station, transmission system improvements, replacement and rehabilitation of water pipes; and industrial system improvements.

The South Bay Wellfield Ground Water Treatment Facility began delivering water to customers west of the Reversing Falls in September 2015.

The Loch Lomond Drinking Water Treatment Facility began delivering water to customers east of the Reversing Falls on August 30, 2019. The facility will be operated by Port City Water Services, under a 33-year agreement with Saint John Water.