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City cuts ribbon on waste water reclamation facility, fire training centre open

Fort St John city council unveiled two new facilities today, a $9.5 million wastewater reclamation centre and their $1.6 million dollar fire training centre.
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Mayor Lori Ackerman and councilors Tony Zabinsky, Lilia Hansen, and Jim Lequiere uncouple a hose in place of a cutting ribbon at the new fire training centre.

Fort St John city council unveiled two new facilities today, cutting the ribbon on their $9.5 million water reclamation building and uncoupling a fire hose at their three story burn building which serves as their fire training centre.

The new water facility uses effluent processed through the city’s sewer treatment process and further treats it by a series of filters and screens before being chlorinated. 4,500 cubic metres or roughly two Olympic-sized swimming pools of reclaimed can be generated daily. 

The fire training centre is a $1.6 million dollar building outfitted for a variety of scenarios, allowing fire fighters to practice live, hands-on training and has been in use for six months already.