Stratford's sewage problem to be discussed in public meetings

The town of Stratford, P.E.I., is working on a long-term plan for its sewage treatment plant.

Lagoon-style plant is too small for the town's growing population

Stratford is already in discussions with Charlottetown about the possibility of shipping its sewage to the city's plant.

The town of Stratford, P.E.I., is working on a long-term plan for its sewage treatment plant.

The lagoon-style plant is too small for the town's growing population.

Coun. Emile Gallant, who chairs the utilities committee, said the town is looking at two options — building a new, closed-lagoon system in Stratford or piping the town's waste to the plant in Charlottetown.  

“One, building a treatment plant similar to what Charlottetown has on a smaller scale on our site or, also, reaching an agreement with the City of Charlottetown in transferring our waste water product to their treatment plant,” said Gallant.

“A long term solution will be evaluated over the years to come.”

Stratford is already in discussions with Charlottetown about the possibility of shipping its sewage to the city's plant.

Gallant said the town will have public meetings before it makes its decision.

Regardless of which option is chosen, the project will cost more than $10 million.

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