February 15, 2013 (Source: Regina Leader-Post) — A unique, world-class potash development by Western Potash Corp. is paved with green intentions. And the City of Regina is all the richer for it. When Western Potash Corporation was looking for a reliable water supply for its solution potash mine, treated wastewater surfaced as a feasible and preferred option. From this, a unique partnership with the City of Regina was formed. In an agreement signed in June, 2012, the City of Regina approved Key Commercial Terms that will see between 40 to 70 per cent of the City’s treated effluent to be piped 30 kilometres southeast of Regina to Western Potash Corp.’s Milestone Potash mine site. The wastewater will then be used in the solution mining process of bringing potash to the surface. Western Potash Corp. will fund all capital costs associated with the construction of the pump house and pipeline, and the City of Regina will be in charge of operations.
“Western Potash Corp. is thrilled to partner with the City of Regina in developing a first-of-its-kind, world-class potash deposit in an ecologically sustainable, economically efficient and socially responsible manner,” says Greg Vogelsang, Manager of Environment and Regulatory Affairs, Western Potash Corp.