Wa­ter pro­ject an­nounced to serve Wheat­land, vil­lages

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efits of re­gional wa­ter in this area and are look­ing for­ward to what the fu­ture holds for all of us.”

Phase one of the pro­ject in­cludes the con­struc­tion of a new raw wa­ter reser­voir, pipe­line from the reser­voir to the treat­ment plant and pipe­line from the treat­ment plant at the Vil­lage of Stan­dard to the ham­let of Gle­ichen.

The pro­ject cost es­ti­mate for pro­vid­ing wa­ter to vil­lages of Stan­dard, Rock­y­ford, Hussar and the ham­lets of Gle­ichen and Rose­bud is $51,000,000 dis­trib­uted over mul­ti­ple phases. Phase one is ap­prox­i­mately $22,000,000 among which the Govern­ment of Al­berta will con­trib­ute $20,000,000 over five years through the Wa­ter for Life pro­gram. The Wa­ter for Life pro­gram is based on a fund­ing split of 90% paid by the Prov­ince and the re­main­ing paid by the part­ner­ing mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties. WRC has con­tracted MPE En­gi­neer­ing Ltd to be­gin the de­tailed de­sign of the pro­ject.

Reeve of Wheat­land County Glenn Koester and board mem­ber stated, “I am proud, as the Reeve of Wheat­land County, to be part of this wa­ter pro­ject. The county rec­og­nizes the im­por­tance of wa­ter but more im­por­tant the need to be there for all the cit­i­zens of the area.”

WRC is plan­ning to con­duct Town hall meet­ings in all the com­mu­ni­ties where ser­vices will be pro­vided in co­or­di­na­tion with Wheat­land County and the vil­lages of Hussar, Stan­dard and Rock­y­ford.

I am proud, as the Reeve of Wheat­land County, to be part of

this wa­ter pro­ject. The County rec­og­nizes the im­por­tance of

wa­ter but, more im­por­tant, the need to be ther for all the cit­i­zens of

the area.”

Glenn Koester Reeve, Wheat­land County

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