Whitecourt Town Council this week discussed a request by Woodlands County, who asked if the town would allow effluent from County residents to be reintroduced back into the Whitecourt Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Ultimately, Council deferred the request for the time being, citing ongoing work by engineering firm Stantec to try and find the source of odours coming from the plant.
Mayor Maryann Chichak on the decision.
Council agreed that the added effluent from the County into the plant before a solution to the odours was found could be counter-productive.
The wastewater treatment plant in Whitecourt stopped receiving effluent from outside Whitecourt in April 2014.