The city released the official numbers from Wednesday's waste water treatment plant referendum.
The voting for a public-private partnership for the project was 57 per cent, while those who wanted it to be publicly owned and built was 43 per cent.
Just over 49,000 people voted; with over 157,000 eligible voters in Regina that amounts to a total voter turnout of 31 per cent.
Seven people left their ballots blank, 13 people "over-voted," and 69 ballots were rejected, according to the referendum returning officer, city clerk Joni Swidnicki.
That means the city will move ahead with a public-private partnership funding model for the $224 million plant expansion.