For more information on the proposed water project in the Village, please read below:

Recent inspections of the Village’s existing water distribution pumphouse and waterline from the pumphouse have presented several deficiencies. The existing water distribution pumphouse is located across the CP rail tracks from the vast majority of the Village including critical infrastructure.  

Existing water system details in the area are also not well documented, however available record information on the CP rail crossing indicates that the original wood stave construction remains.  This infrastructure pre-dates the current regional water supply and the previously decommissioned water treatment plant.

Village staff were unable to complete a physical investigation of the condition of the waterline without significant risk of catastrophic failure. The nature and placement of the waterline are such that failure represents significant risk to the Village water supply and active rail infrastructure in a location that is not conducive to emergency repair or temporary piping solutions.

As a result, the Village applied to receive funding under the Alberta Water/Wastewater Partnership program in early 2022 for replacement of the railway crossing and upgrades to the pumphouse.

Grant funding was received in the amount of $1,185,000, with the total cost of the project expected to be $1,580,000.  The Village is responsible to provide 25% of the costs of the project under the grant funding guidelines, which is $395,000. 

The detailed design of the upgrades has commenced, and construction is scheduled for summer 2023.

For the full text of Bylaw #827 please click on this link