Changes to wastewater treatment at Barker Street facility in Fredericton

City officials in Fredericton are advising of some temporary changes to the way wastewater is treated at its Barker Street facility due to upgrades and construction.

The city says its secondary wastewater treatment with disinfection has been changed to be chemically-assisted primary treatment without disinfection.

Officials say the change affects wastewater being discharged from the wastewater treatment facility outfall, located where the Saint John and Nashwaak rivers intersect.

"Swimming is not recommended in the water in this area," the city said in a news release Friday.

Signage will be installed in the area, according to the city, and the work is expected to be completed by Oct. 20.

"The work is necessary to complete upgrades at the Barker Street Treatment Facility, including the construction of an additional secondary clarifier," the city said.

The city said that federal and provincial regulators are aware of the change.

You can find more information by calling Service Fredericton at (506) 460-2020 or by emailing