By Sarah Klein
The City of Winnipeg officially opened its new state-of-the-art drinking water treatment plant Thursday.
Mayor Sam Katz toasted to the opening by holding a glass of crystal clear tap water.
The facility at the Deacon Reservoir east of Winnipeg took 10 years to plan and design, and 4 years to construct.
The treated water began making its way through the pipes of Winnipeg homes last December and exceeds the guidelines set out by Health Canada.
At 12,000 square meters (or 39,370 square feet), the facility is mostly automated in operation.