New regional wastewater project makes life better for central Albertans
The ground-breaking event was attended by the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Brian Mason, Alberta Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Transportation; Steve Christie, Mayor of Lacombe; Melodie Stol, Mayor of Blackfalds; and Paula Law, Reeve of Lacombe County, to celebrate the start of construction on the North Red Deer Regional Wastewater Transmission System.
This important infrastructure project will connect Lacombe, Blackfalds and Lacombe County to the regional wastewater treatment facility in Red Deer. It includes the construction of 26 kilometres of wastewater pipeline, regional lift stations in Lacombe and Blackfalds, and an odour management facility in the City of Red Deer. Odour management strategies will also be implemented at both lift stations and at air release points along the pipeline.
The Government of Canada will contribute up to $29.8 million toward this project under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The Government of Alberta will be providing $27.4 million, with the NRDRWWSC covering the remaining costs of the project, which has a total estimated cost of over $71 million.
For more information about the North Red Deer Regional Wastewater System, visit www.nrdrwwsc.ca.