The treatment of waste water from the production of tar sand bitumen is an expense which must be considered in determining the net profit of a bitumen production facility. The costs associated with waste water treatment can be broken into three general categories: capital costs, operating costs and labor costs. Capital costs are associated with the construction of the waste water treatment process or plant prior to its operation. These expenses are incurred for purchased equipment, purchased equipment installation, instrumentation and controls, piping, electrical materials and equipment, all building structures, yard improvements and site development costs, service facilities and utilities, and land purchase. Additional non construction capital costs are incurred for planning, design, administration, legal services, architectual and engineering services, plant inspection, construction expenses, contractor fees, and cantingency [1, 2].