Canfor Water Treatment Plant Up for Discussion
Prince George, B.C. – Canfor will be appearing before Prince George City Council this evening to ask for a rezoning of some of its property on PG Pulpmill Road to create a water treatment plant and establish a decanting pond.
The plan would see the water treatment plant remove silt from water pumped from the Nechako River. The water would be used to supply the P.G. and Intercon Pulpmills, their fire suppression systems as well as some other businesses in the neighbourhood. The silt would then be transferred to a pond.
Canfor has developed a conceptual landscape plan which it says will provide a visual screen from the operation on PG Pulpmill Road, .
The next door neighbour is not happy about it, submitting a letter of opposition citing concerns over chemicals and noise.
Canfor’s application indicates that if approved, this new water treatment plant will reduce its energy costs, decrease water use by approximately 40%, improve product quality, improve their effluent treatment, and reduce overall effluent volumes released to the river.
Also on the agenda for Council’s consideration this evening, changes to the Comprehensive fees and Charges Bylaw. On average the increases would be about $10 for most services from ice rentals to meeting rooms.
Council will be asked to give third reading to the Smoking and Vaping bylaw which would expand the non smoking/vaping rules to all parks and recreational fields.