Saskatoon is set to make make national history with its waste water treatment plant.

On Wednesday, the city will introduce a new way of dealing with human waste. It will be Canada's first nutrient recovery facility.

The city has partnered up with Ostara, a company that specializes in turning biowaste into plant and crop fertilizer.

The company's Pearl Process will recover otherwise polluting nutrients, like phosphorus and nitrogen, from Saskatoon's water stream. It will then turn these nutrients into a slow-release fertilizer they call Crystal Green.

This fertilizer is used by growers throughout North America.

The city of Saskatoon believes the new process is a good thing for everyone involved.