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— As the Canadian economy continues to improve, sewerage companies are hoping to tap into a $1 billion business they hope will help them keep up with demand.
The Metrotown Sewerage Co. said Wednesday it will launch its first water delivery program, offering a monthly service of 1,400 kilowatt hours (kWh) of water for $1,100.
The first three months of the service will be available for people who sign up for a 30-day trial.
The company says customers will be able to buy a monthly membership starting Nov. 3 and pay $5 per month per household for up to three months.RIVEWATER, Ont.— The city’s sewer system has long been plagued by delays and leaks.
It also has been known for being notoriously dirty.
In the past, the city spent millions to replace the city’s sewers with the city of Hamilton’s.
The city’s wastewater treatment plant, however, is still in the process of being rebuilt, and officials say the city will have to continue to invest in its system for the next decade or more.
Sewage companies around the country are looking to tap a growing market for their products.
The demand is growing, as more people and businesses in cities such as Toronto and Vancouver are moving to more environmentally friendly living and work environments.
“It’s the only way we can keep up and keep the quality of the water we get,” said Peter O’Neill, general manager at the Metrotunner.
“We have to make sure we can deliver what we want.
It’s about maintaining the quality.”
Metrotown’s water delivery service is the latest in a wave of city-based sewage treatment plants that are under construction or under construction for the future.
In addition to Toronto, Toronto’s city council is planning to start work on a new sewage treatment plant in Hamilton.
O’Neill says the Metropost is also in the works in Vancouver, which will also need to make major upgrades to its system.
The city is also looking at a new water treatment plant at the B.C. border, where there are concerns about a lack of water.