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Eckville Council re-signs agreement for treated effluent

Eckville Town Council met for its regular meeting on Jan. 28

Eckville Town Council will be signing an agreement again this year with Repsol Oil and Gas Canada Inc. for the diversion of treated effluent from the Town’s wastewater lagoons.

The agreement with Repsol is similar to last year’s in which it provides the Town with a non-refundable payment after signing.

Repsol’s payment to the Town would be for $20,000, which will cover any applicable entry fee and compensation for the use of the workplace area from Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2019.

The amount given in the agreement will meet the minimum budget commitment listed in the 2019 budget.

This year’s Treated Effluent and Option Agreement will give Repsol the right to refuse to take the treated effluent, or treated wastewater, before both of the regular releases.

The first release period is June 15-30, and the second has to be completed before Nov. 1.

If they choose not to take the water from the wastewater treatment lagoons the Town is free to deal with another oil company, which was described as a “win/win deal for both parties” on the Request to Council for Decision.

Repsol Oil and Gas Canada Inc. has to notify the Town of Eckville as to whether or not they choose to access the treated effluent and the estimated volume of effluent they plan to access by May 1.

Repsol will have access to 160,000 cubic meters of treated effluent total, with a maximum of 80,000 cubic meters per discharge in 2019.

The Town will charge one dollar per cubic meter, plus GST, for the accessed volume of treated effluent.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Feb. 11.

Eckville Town Council will be signing an agreement again this year with Repsol Oil and Gas Canada Inc. for the diversion of treated effluent from the Town’s wastewater lagoons.

The agreement with Repsol is similar to last year’s in which it provides the Town with a non-refundable payment after signing.

Repsol’s payment to the Town would be for $20,000, which will cover any applicable entry fee and compensation for the use of the workplace area from Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2019.

The amount given in the agreement will meet the minimum budget commitment listed in the 2019 budget.

This year’s Treated Effluent and Option Agreement will give Repsol the right to refuse to take the treated effluent, or treated wastewater, before both of the regular releases.

The first release period is June 15-30, and the second has to be completed before Nov. 1.

If they choose not to take the water from the wastewater treatment lagoons the Town is free to deal with another oil company, which was described as a “win/win deal for both parties” on the Request to Council for Decision.

Repsol Oil and Gas Canada Inc. has to notify the Town of Eckville as to whether or not they choose to access the treated effluent and the estimated volume of effluent they plan to access by May 1.

Repsol will have access to 160,000 cubic meters of treated effluent total, with a maximum of 80,000 cubic meters per discharge in 2019.

The Town will charge one dollar per cubic meter, plus GST, for the accessed volume of treated effluent.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Feb. 11.


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