Planned Water Disposal Facility in Dawson Creek

Dawson Creek might soon be welcoming a new Water Disposal Facility.

Representatives from Secure Energy Services presented the proposed plan to the Peace River Regional District Meeting on Thursday.

Business Development Representitive Corey Higham says the plan is for the site to be constructed on class two agriculture land.

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The Water Disposal Facility will seperate solids, liquid, and crude oil before returning the water to the watershed.

The company says it has met with residents within a three kilometre radius of the site. Higham says their issues and concerns were addressed.

He says contaiminated run-off will not be an issue because it will be purified in a closed system. Meanwhile, Higham says the land will be returned to its natural state when the facility closes in an expected 20 years.

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However District Chair Karen Goodings says she doesn’t think the land could ever return back to its natural state.

The company still has to go through community consultations and obtain a OGC facility license before breaking-ground.