NDP warns against P3 sewage treatment plants

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The New Democrats are cautioning Halifax regional council about pitfalls private ownership could pose for the city’s planned sewage-treatment plants.

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Private operator best for Halifax system

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Earlier this year, CUPE national President Judy Darcy proclaimed that the "proposed privatization of new water treatment facilities in Halifax gets a big ‘F’."

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Public-private fight focus of sewage debate

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Opinions are mixed regarding the choice to publicly or privately run Halifax’s new sewage treatment plants.  Several competitors are vying for the rights to build the $316 million project, and the Halifax Council has prepared a list of three potential companies while the debate heats up on what types of effects privatization would have on cost, quality and accountability.

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