Wastewater P3

In the September 25 referendum, residents of Regina voted 57%-43% to proceed with the new wastewater treatment plant through a design-build-finance-operate-maintain (DBFOM) public-private partnership (P3) with a private consortium.

Regina Water Watch will continue to monitor the progress of the P3, and will continue to pressure Mayor Fougere and all of City Council to ensure the many promises and assurances made during the referendum campaign are upheld.

Already, a freedom of information request by Regina Water Watch has revealed that the taxpayer-funded “Vote No” campaign run by the City of Regina was 20% over its $340,000 budget, racking up $408,594.96 in costs.

Visit the Background page for information RWW produced during the referendum about why a traditional design-bid-build approach would have been a better choice than the DBFOM P3.