It’s been a decade since Brighton first became aware they have an ammonia issue with their wastewater system.
At their council meeting on Monday night, council gave direction for consultants with the engineering firm J.L. Richards to come back to council with recommendations on how to solve the ammonia issue specifically and the price tags associated with each option.
Mayor Mark Walas says the Town of Brighton has received a provincial offence notice for not moving forward to correct this problem and he hopes their decision will help their efforts.
He says once this immediate problem is taken care of, council will then look at the long-term by looking at plans for a mechanical plant.
Councillor John Martinello introduced a motion at a meeting earlier this year directing the firm to undertake an EA of a mechanical sewage treatment plant that meets current and future needs.
Walas called it a big achievement to come together and work on this issue that first came to light in 2008.