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Banff could bring wastewater treatment services in-house

Council examining cost savings, value of private versus public service delivery.

Mayor Sorensen: Are there cost savings to moving operations in-house with the right people in place?BANFF, AB, September 22, 2011: The Town of Banff is considering bringing its wastewater services in-house after seeing the rising costs of a private contract, reports Cathy Ellis for the Rocky Mountain Outlook. While Banff is pleased with the contractor's work, Council needs to know if there is a potential to save money.

"The Town of Banff is investigating the possibility of taking over the operation of its wastewater treatment plant in hopes of saving money for the municipality.

On Monday (Sept. 12), council had an in-camera meeting to discuss operation of the wastewater treatment plant, which is currently contracted out to EPCOR at about $1.3 million last year.

Council unanimously directed administration to seek a price from EPCOR for a new 10-year contract, with a possibility of a 10-year extension, to compare against in-house provision of servicesÂ…"

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Posted: September 29, 2011

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