Improving water and wastewater infrastructure for Parkland County residents and businesses

44 new projects approved across Alberta

PARKLAND COUNTY, AB, July 6, 2017 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is committed to investing in local infrastructure so that Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services that meet their needs. These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protect waterways and preserve local ecosystems, while also laying the foundation for new economic opportunities to strengthen the middle class across the province.

Today, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Councillor Russ Graff, Chairperson of the Capital Region Parkland Water Services Commission, announced that 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. The Capital Region Parkland Water Services Commission will fund the remainder of the nearly $24 million project.

Thanks to this investment, the water commission will be able to begin work on a multi-phase system twinning project. The first phase will involve the construction of approximately four kilometres of new waterline from the EPCOR Utilities Inc. supply point to Acheson Industrial Park. This project, along with the future phases, 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, over $32.3 million in federal funding for 43 water and wastewater projects will benefit 32 other communities across Alberta.

This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Alberta for the CWWF. The 44 projects announced today are in addition to the 17 CWWF projects announced for Alberta on September 1, 2016 and the two projects announced in Lethbridge on July 4, 2017.

Quotes

"Investing in water and wastewater treatment infrastructure is essential to maintaining a healthy environment and providing access to clean, reliable drinking water. Projects like this new waterline in Parkland County will support future economic growth in the region and help to ensure that this community remains healthy and sustainable now and for years to come."

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi,
Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"This part of the province is growing and this project will ensure that we can meet the long-term water demands in the area. We are pleased the Government of Canada recognizes the important economic and health-related benefits of this project and is assisting with the funding of this new infrastructure."

Councillor Russ Graff,
Chairperson of the Capital Region Parkland Water Services Commission

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada is providing more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation that supports trade, and Canada's rural and northern communities.
  • Budget 2017 committed $21.9 billion for investments in green infrastructure. This amount includes $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
  • The Government of Canada is providing Alberta with $196,714,129 under the new Clean Water and Wastewater Fund, and will fund up to 50 per cent of the eligible project costs. 
  • The Capital Region Parkland Water Services Commission currently operates a 600mm diameter pipeline and a 300 mm diameter pipeline that services Parkland County (the Acheson Industrial Area), the City of Spruce Grove, the Town of Stony Plain and the West Inter-Lake district Water Commission.
  • The new System Twinning Project includes three phases:
    • Phase 1 – construction of a new 750mm diameter pipeline, realignment of existing pipeline, upgrading fill stations and constructing a new booster station
    • Phase 2 – construction of a new 500mm diameter pipeline from the Acheson Industrial Park to the City of Spruce Grove
    • Phase 3 – construction of a new 50mm diameter pipeline from the City of Spruce Grove to the Town of Stony Plain

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Backgrounder

Canada announces funding for 44 additional water and wastewater projects in Alberta

A new list of projects has been approved under the Canada-Alberta Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) agreement, which is designed to address key infrastructure priorities with a focus on repairing and upgrading existing facilities and assets.

The Government of Canada is providing Alberta with $196,714,129 under the new Clean Water and Wastewater Fund, and will fund up to 50 per cent of the eligible project costs.

As part of the bilateral agreement with Alberta, the following 44 projects are approved for federal funding of more than $38.7 million. Alberta municipalities will be responsible for any remaining project costs.

 

Location

Project name

Federal funding

Municipal funding

Anticipated start date

Alix

Main Lift Station Upgrade

$610,000

$610,000

2017-04-01

Banff

Wastewater Treatment Plant N-VIRO Building Upgrades

$565,000

$565,000

2016-11-01

Berwyn

Treated Water Reservoir and Pumphouse Upgrade

$139,000

$139,000

2017-04-01

Big Lakes County

Kinuso Water Distribution Pumphouse and Reservoir

$2,060,736

$2,060,736

2017-04-01

Big Lakes County

New water reservoir in Grouard

$1,950,000

$1,950,000

2017-04-01

Big Lakes County

New water reservoir in Jousard

$1,875,000

$1,875,000

2017-04-01

Big Lakes County

New water reservoir in Enilda

$360,000

$360,000

2017-04-01

Bon Accord

Water Reservoir Expansion Project

$1,080,000

$1,080,000

2017-04-01

Brazeau County

New Sewage Trunk Line

$165,000

$165,000

2017-04-01

Cardston County

Aetna Regional Waterline

$1,050,000

$1,050,000

2017-04-01

Cardston County

Hill Spring Waterlines

$695,000

$695,000

2017-04-01

Clearwater County

Lift Station Rehabilitation

$290,000

$290,000

2017-04-01

Consort

Water Distribution Pumping Station Retrofit

$675,000

$675,000

2017-04-01

Delia

Reservoir Addition

$537,500

$537,500

2017-04-01

Didsbury Town

Didsbury Water Pumphouse Upgrade

$50,000

$50,000

2017-04-01

Drumheller

Rehabilitation of East Coulee Lift Station

$685,000

$685,000

2016-11-21

Forty Mile County

Burdett Storage Reservoir Upgrades

$617,000

$617,000

2017-06-01

Forty Mile County

Manyberries Distribution Pumping Upgrades

$188,500

$188,500

2017-04-01

Forty Mile County

Etzikom Distribution Pumping Upgrades

$177,500

$177,500

2017-04-01

Granum

New Water Reservoir in Granum

$900,000

$900,000

2017-03-31

Granum

Treated Water Reservoir and Pump System Upgrade

$568,000

$568,000

2017-04-18

Hanna

Henry Kroeger Water Treatment Plant Generator Upgrade Project

$416,500

$416,500

2017-06-01

Hanna

East Reservoir Renovation

$375,000

$375,000

2017-07-01

Lamont

West Lift station upgrade

$334,750

$334,750

2017-03-01

Mackenzie County

Zama City-New Lift Station

$1,213,632

$1,213,632

2017-07-02

Marwayne

Expansion of Reservoir

$500,250

$500,250

2017-04-01

Mayerthorpe

Water Treatment Plant Improvement Project

$634,000

$634,000

2017-03-31

Myrnam

Myrnam Water Reservoir and Treatment Distribution Plant

$800,000

$800,000

2017-04-01

Nobleford

Treated Water Reservoir Storage

$434,500

$434,500

2017-04-01

Northern Sunrise County

Nampa Treated Water Reservoir Expansion

$1,239,675

$1,239,675

2017-04-01

Parkland County

Capital Region Parkland Water Services Commission – Waterline Twinning Phase 1 CFRN to Acheson

$6,395,267

$17,592,983

2017-04-01

Provost

Potable Water reservoir at water treatment plant

$966,000

$966,000

2017-04-01

Rockyford

Village of Rockyford - Wheatland Regional - Booster/Truckfill Station

$545,000

$545,000

2017-04-01

Saddle Hills

Woking Lift Station upgrade

$255,000

$255,000

2017-04-01

Smoky River

Lift Station Upgrade in Guy with SCADA

$78,000

$78,000

2017-04-01

Smoky River

Jean Cote Lift Station Upgrade with SCADA

$78,000

$78,000

2017-04-01

Taber

North Pump Station Upgrade Phase 2

$175,000

$175,000

2017-04-01

Tofield

New Reservoir and Pumphouse

$2,147,500

$2,147,500

2017-04-01

Wainwright

Back-up Generator for Fabyan Water System

$17,500

$17,500

2017-04-01

Wainwright

Back-up Generator for Greenshields Water System

$17,500

$17,500

2017-04-01

Warner County

Treated Storage and Distribution Upgrades

$183,000

$183,000

2017-04-01

Warner County

Treated Water Distribution Upgrades

$157,500

$157,500

2017-04-01

Westlock

Water Reservoir - Design and Construction

$4,462,500

$4,462,500

2017-04-01

Wetaskiwin

Rehabilitaion of Garden Meadows Reservoir

$2,073,500

$2,073,500

2017-04-01

 

Associated links

Government of Canada's $180-billion+ infrastructure plan: http://www.budget.gc.ca/fes-eea/2016/docs/themes/infrastructure-en.html

Federal infrastructure investments in Alberta: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/ab-eng.html

CWWF projects in Alberta: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/pt-sp/projects-list-liste-projets-ab-eng.html

The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/cwwf-fepeu-eng.html

Twitter: @INFC_eng 
Web: Infrastructure Canada

 

SOURCE Infrastructure Canada

For further information: Kate Monfette, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613-301-0894, kate.monfette@canada.ca; Corey Levasseur, Commission Manager, Capital Region Parkland Water Services Commission, 780-962-7622, clevasseur@sprucegrove.org; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, infc.media-medias.infc@canada.ca

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