Media Advisory: CUPE officials to visit water plant

Union praises city for decision to keep water in public hands

FORT MCMURRAY – CUPE National President Paul Moist and National Secretary-Treasurer Claude Généreux will tour Fort McMurray’s aging water treatment plant this Thursday morning.

The municipality of Wood Buffalo recently decided not to pursue a public private partnership (P3) proposal to replace the water plant.  In its place will be a new, publicly administered treatment facility.  CUPE has been in the forefront opposing P3s and private control of water resources.

“This week we recognize World Water Day,” said Moist.  “I can think of no better way to do that than to learn from a growing city that made the decision to keep its water resources in public hands.”

Media are welcome to attend the tour.  Moist and Généreux are in Fort McMurray for CUPE Alberta’s annual convention this week.

Date: Thursday, March 23rd

Time:  7:30 am

Place: Water Treatment Plant

Fort McMurray

#1 Silin Forrest Road

Sign in at front entrance


Contact: Lou Arab

Communications Representative


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