Water project announced to serve Wheatland, villages
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
Glenn Koester Reeve, Wheatland County