Whitecourt Star - October 15 

The longtime water treatment project for Whitecourt, which actually started in 2001 is finally finished. This is the first membrane pressure system in Alberta and in western Canada. The Alberta Environment ministry was not familiar with the state-of-the-art pressure membrane system. “We had to work hard to get them to approve a pressure membrane system in our water treatment plant,” said Nick Slootweg, Town of Whitecourt utilities supervisor, whose crew spent a lot of time learning how to use and monitor the pressure membrane system. A total of $9.8 million has been spent on the project since it commenced in 2001.  Click here to read more.