EPCOR signs agreement to operate Banff's wastewater treatment plant

    EDMONTON, April 2 /CNW/ - An agreement has been signed with the Town of
Banff naming a wholly-owned subsidiary of EPCOR Utilities Inc. (EPCOR) as the
new operator for the Town's wastewater treatment plant.
    "We are looking forward to working with the Town of Banff," said Joe
Gysel, Vice President Water Development, EPCOR. "EPCOR's team of water
professionals brings with them a wealth of knowledge and experience in the
water and wastewater industry. We are confident they will provide the level of
service the Town is looking for."
    Under this agreement, effective March 24, 2009 to June 30, 2011, EPCOR
will provide operational expertise and maintenance of the Town's wastewater
treatment plant; the Town will maintain ownership of all assets.
    "We are happy to be working with EPCOR," says town manager, Robert Earl,
"as they have the proven ability to continue to maintain our high standards of
wastewater treatment operations."
    The Town of Banff, home to over 8,000 full time residents and more than
three million guests who visit each year, is the largest community within
Banff National Park.
    EPCOR currently operates 23 wastewater treatment and collection
facilities in Alberta and British Columbia, including facilities in Canmore,
Okotoks and Strathmore.

    About EPCOR Utilities

    EPCOR's wholly-owned subsidiaries build, own and operate power plants,
electrical transmission and distribution networks, water and wastewater
treatment facilities and infrastructure in Canada and the United States.
EPCOR, headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, has been named one of Canada's Top
100 employers for nine consecutive years, and was selected one of Canada's 10
Most Earth-Friendly Employers.

For further information:

For further information: Tracy Gauson, EPCOR, (403) 717-8906, Cell (403)

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