Minister of Community Services John Streicker today issued the following statement regarding the filing of a statement of claim against Corix Water Systems and Chubb Insurance for outstanding deficiencies at the Dawson wastewater treatment plant.
“The objective here is to make sure that Dawson City has a wastewater treatment plant that functions properly and that is affordable to operate. The Government of Yukon is working to find engineering solutions to problems at the plant.
"A performance bond was set to expire on Monday, February 20. Therefore, to preserve our rights under the bond, the Government of Yukon has filed a statement of claim.
"It is this government’s intention to continue working with Corix to seek solutions to these problems. Filing the claim was necessary to preserve our right to proceed with court action, if that becomes necessary.”