Paradise extends wastewater troubleshooting contract

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The Town of Paradise isn’t taking chances on upgrades to the St. Thomas Line water treatment plant, as they’ve voted to extend a troubleshooting contract.

“The town has recently undertaken upgrades, very significant upgrades, at the St. Thomas Line Water treatment plant, as the town operates the plant,” explained councillor Alan English during the March 2 meeting. English went on to say that it was important to troubleshoot issues and ensure efficient operations.

Engineering firm CBCL had been providing the service, starting in February of 2020, with a cap of $7,500 approved by council. Under the contract, CBCL charges Paradise an hourly rate for the support, up to a maximum of $7,500. When that amount is reached, an extension is required.

“The Town has called CBCL on several instances to troubleshoot operation issues at the St. Thomas Line Wastewater Treatment Plant, in addition they have been regularly keeping an eye on the scatter reports,” said English.

Council approved the extension unanimously.

Previously, in 2018, the Town of Paradise contracted CBCL Limited to complete PLC/HMI Programming and Commissioning Services for the plant at a cost of $100,480 plus HST.

Mark Squibb, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Shoreline News