Havixbeck Unveils Environmental Roadmap for Phosphorus Reduction

Paula Havixbeck
Paula Havixbeck (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Mayoral candidate Paula Havixbeck would cut down on Winnipeg’s phosphorus levels, saying the city is one of the biggest culprits.

As part of her environmental plan, the Charleswood — Tuxedo councillor would see the North End water treatment facility is completed. She says without it, thousands of tonnes of phosphorus continue to be leaked into Lake Winnipeg — about 414 tonnes every year.

“Right now Winnipeg is the largest point source of phosphorus in all of the watershed area in Manitoba. The city needs to take a lead role to reduce its ecological footprint,” Havixbeck said.

“The money has to be found, making Lake Winnipeg a priority for the city. The civic government cannot legally issue bonds but it can show leadership by setting budgeting for this as a priority and working collaboratively to find the solution.”

— Staff




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