During a special called meeting Monday, the Richmond Hill City Council approved items that signal possible growth for Caesarstone.
The council approved amendments to the covenant with the quartz-countertop manufacturer to increase water and wastewater use. According to the amendments, the reserved minimum sanitary and industrial wastewater-treatment capacity will nearly quadruple, from
31,000 gallons a day to 120,000. The guaranteed minimum water capacity for “the entire Caesarstone operations” would rise from 70,000 gallons a day to 120,000.
Further wording in the amendments states that the “agreement is contingent upon Caesarstone’s actual acquisition of land at its Richmond Hill facility and the actual building of additional facilities thereon.”
The council also approved the construction of a force main in the Belfast Commerce Centre — where Caesarstone’s facility is located — to handle the proposed wastewater demands.
In a statement emailed to the News, Caesarstone said, “Water capacity increased to accommodate current plant water needs as well as additional manufacturing capacity that may be added in the future, as may be needed to satisfy potential demand.”