Community sessions provide valuable info on SAWSP
Residents in Special Areas have a much better understanding of the Special Areas Water Supply Project (SAWSP) after a series of community information sessions were held recently in Oyen, Consort, and Hanna.
Special Areas Board chair, Jordon Christianson gave an overview of the vast project that would take water from Red Deer River and distribute it throughout the region using 103 kms of pipeline.
If completed the project would provide 8,000 acres of irrigation, and would also support municipal stock watering, drought mitigation, and enhancements for riparian areas.
“These community information sessions gave us a chance to share an update on the project with our local communities and ratepayers, and to talk about what some of these key findings could mean for the viability of the project. We have reached a critical milestone for SAWSP, and what we need now is to hear from our ratepayers what they think the next steps for the project should be,” said Christianson, in a written statement.
Darrell Toma presents environmental impact assessment (EIA) findings on the Special Areas Water Supply Project at a community information session in Oyen.