The multi-award winning Kindersley Waste Water Project is the result of an innovative municipal and private sector partnership to generate new revenue from semi-treated backwash water and to address the increasing demand for water by businesses within the Kindersley industrial sector. Initiated in 2013 between the Town of Kindersley and Holland’s Hot Oiling, the project involved the construction and installation of all related infrastructure necessary to recapture backwash water released from the water treatment facility to a storage water reservoir where it can be resold to industrial users. Operation of the new reservoir station began in August 2014.
All costs associated with the construction, installation of infrastructure, and necessary permits were paid for by Holland’s Hot Oiling, and as per agreement with the Town of Kindersley, revenue earned from the resale of the water is shared between the two parties. The reservoir is expected to generate $500,000 over a period of five years.
The Waste Water Project allows for diminished strain on Kindersley’s water treatment infrastructure, greater environmental stewardship of a priority natural resource, and municipal ownership and management of the waste water infrastructure after a period of five years, all at no additional cost to taxpayers. In addition, the project supports the sustainability of oil and gas operations in the Kindersley region with less negative impact to water resources.