Trio of deals reinforces Canadian P3 model

A clutch of wastewater and biosolids projects reached financial close this month, restoring faith in the concept of the PPP procurement model for water infrastructure in Canada. What are the dynamics at play?

Financial close on a trio of wastewater treatment and biosolids management P3s in Canada this month has gone a long way towards restoring faith in the model, after a proposed wastewater collection and treatment P3 in the Comox Valley (British Columbia) was voted down at a referendum last summer.

“PPPs still face significant challenges in Canada, but decidedly more projects are advancing...

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