Prairie Post (East Edition)
Sanitary trunk funding for Vauxhall delivered by province
The Town of Vauxhall was recently awarded a grant through the Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership (AMWWP). The funding, delivered through Alberta Transportation, will support up to $2,241,516.80 in essential upgrades to the core infrastructure as part of the Sanitary Truck Main Replacement.
Vauxhall has had a history of sanitary concerns which were inspected and discovered by MPE Engineering with a report to Council back in 2005. The trunk main replacement was one of the recommended solutions to the issues discovered in that study.
With construction anticipated to begin in 2023-2024, the AMWWP grant will fund critical improvements to the sanitary system by replacing the sanitary trunk main from 7 Avenue North to the sanitary lagoons a total distance of 2.16 kilometres. The trunk main will be upsized which will alleviate surcharging and allow for population growth, offset capital costs associated with the project, create jobs, and boost the local economy.
The Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership provides cost-shared funding to eligible municipalities to help build municipal facilities for water supply and treatment, and wastewater treatment and disposal.
“The Town of Vauxhall is thrilled to receive the grant funding; this is an important maintenance infrastructure project for the Vauxhall residents,” said Mayor Ray Coad. Following heavy rains in 2010, that led to flooding in southern Alberta, we had numerous homes in town flood and this project will help alleviate that as our community grows.” Regional Infrastructure Master Plan work underway The Town of Vauxhall was recently awarded an Alberta Community Partnership Grant with the MD of Taber.
The funding, delivered through Alberta Municipal Affairs, will support up to $200,000 towards a Regional Infrastructure Master Plan.
MPE Engineering has already begun with surveying the community of Vauxhall and the surrounding areas of the MD of Taber. This grant will explore topographic and infrastructure data, wastewater collection systems, water plant and distribution systems, wastewater collection and treatment, stormwater collection systems, transportation system condition assessment and inter-municipal capacity reviews, intermunicipal impact and assessments as well as infrastructure replacement/repair review and cost analysis and the creation of a 10-year capital plan.
The objective of the Alberta Community Partnership is to improve the viability and long-term sustainability of municipalities by providing support for regional collaboration and capacity building initiatives. Key program outcomes include new or enhanced regional municipal services; improved municipal capacity to respond to municipal and regional priorities; and effective intermunicipal relations through joint and collaborative activities.