Nelson mayor John Dooley says upgrades to water and sewer infrastructure will be important in 2019. He says the city will implement the water master plan.

“It was updated with the last council to make sure we’re able to supply adequate drinking water and water to fight fires. That’s a huge endeavour.”

The city has been considering options for a secondary water treatment plant. Dooley¬†says they’ll also look at improving the sewage treatment plant.

“We need to upgrade it. We’ve got more volume going in there. The capacity has to be there to meet that. We’ve had a number of new developments in the last 15 years and we’re using the same model of treatment plant as 15 years ago.”

Dooley also says he’d like to see the old transfer station on the waterfront redeveloped.