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Water filtration P3s are election issue for Saint John

Mayoralty candidates open the discussion, ponder becoming for-profit regional water supplier.

Water filtration P3s are election issue for Saint Johnby John Mazerolle, New Brunswick Telegraph Journal, April 10th, 2008

SAINT JOHN — Three of the five mayoral candidates are open to the idea of working with the private sector when the city builds two filtration plants worth $135 million.

Mayor Norm McFarlane, Deputy Mayor Michelle Hooton and Coun. John Ferguson all say they would consider any possibilities, but that they need to hear more information before they make any decisions.

Coun. Ivan Court and Aliant employee Michael Richardson are more tentative.

The most recent estimates say $135.8 million will be needed for new treatment plants — one east, one west — to filter water and meet tougher standards by 2015…

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  "Water on election radar", by John Mazerolle, New Brunswick Telegraph Journal, April 10th, 2008

Posted: April 14, 2008

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