LETHBRIDGE - City Council has agreed to enter a new agreement with Agropur to deal with
wastewater from the Sunnyrose Cheese plant in Diamond City.
agreement was made in 2009 to accept the wastewater by truck. However, with
plans to expand cheese production, Agropur requested that the City receive the
wastewater by pipeline.
All costs of construction will be the
responsibility of Agropur, as well, there will be a one time connection fee and
an annual payment representing the differential of the municipal portion of the
Councillor Faron Ellis says "it was quite clear from all the independent
sources that we had, the objective facts, that this plant was not going to move
into the City even if we said no to it, so it was essentially saving a plant or
at least including the expansion for the economic good of the entire region."
Ellis adds there will be benefits for the environment and the County by not
having trucks on the road to transport the wastewater.