Investments in Local Water Infrastructure – July 7, 2017

Investments in Local Water Infrastructure

July 7, 2017

OTTAWA:  Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, is pleased to inform residents of further investments in local water infrastructure.

A new project in Parkland County has been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF). The federal government is providing over $6.3 million, while the Capital Region Parkland Water Services Commission will fund the remainder of the nearly $24 million project.

The water commission will now be able to begin work on a multi-phase system twinning project. The first phase will involve the construction of approximately four kilometers of new waterline from the EPCOR Utilities supply point to Acheson Industrial Park. This project will help meet the increased water demands of the Capital Region Parkland Water Services Commission as well as the West Inter-Lake District Water Commission and the Paul First Nation and Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation.

In addition to this project, federal funding through CWWF has been announced for the following communities in Yellowhead:

Location Project name Federal funding Municipal funding
Brazeau County New Sewage Trunk Line $165,000 $165,000
Clearwater County Lift Station Rehabilitation $290,000 $290,000
Mayerthorpe Water Treatment Plant Improvement Project $634,000 $634,000

 

“I am proud to see investments in Yellowhead’s infrastructure so that local residents and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services that meet their needs,” concluded MP Eglinski.

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