Regina approves proposal to pipe wastewater to potash mine
Regina's executive commitee has approved a $228 million proposal to pipe treated wastewater to a potash mine southeast of the city.
Under the proposed 45-year agreement Western Potash Corporation would pay the city to use 40 per cent of the treated effluent that is currently being pumped into Wascana Creek.
The potash mine which is to be located near Gray, Saskatchewan, is expected to use up to 60-thousand cubic metres of recycled water a day in the first six years of operation.
The city is also looking to partner with other companies to generate revenue from the remaining wastewater.
Edited by News Talk Radio staff with files from Canadian Press