The first phase of a multi-year upgrade of a municipal water treatment facility in Brandon, Man. is beginning this month. The project is kicking off with the construction of a dedicated chemical building connected to the existing water treatment plant. The new chemical building will consolidate the storage of chemicals and allow for a switch in the current disinfectant process from that of using gaseous chlorine to a safer one of using liquid chlorine sodium hypochlorite. In addition, the building has been designed with the capacity required to test the potential of orthophosphate dosing as a corrosion control method as it relates to the City of Brandon’s wider Lead Water Services Strategy. A new ring road providing access to the entire facility will also be constructed.