Province Announces $2 Million Grant for the Design of Regional Water Treatment Plant

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The Alberta Ministry of Transportation announced on July 20, 2022, the approval of the Water for Life grant application for the design of the Central Peace Regional Water Treatment Plant. The funding covers up to 90 percent of the costs of the project; two million dollars of the $2,222,222 needed.


 

Open House August 18, 2022, 4-7 pm

Saddle Hills County hosted an Open House for the Central Peace Regional Water Supply project on Thursday, August 18, 2022, from 4-7pm at the Spirit River Centennial Hall. 

MPE Presentation on the project.


 

Saddle Hills County applied for the grant on behalf of the Central Peace G5 Group of municipalities. The G5 Group includes Birch Hill County, the MD of Spirit River, Saddle Hills County, the Town of Spirit River, and the Village of Rycroft.

The Central Peace Regional Water Treatment Plant is the next phase of the Central Peace Regional Water Supply project. The current phase in progress is a new water supply intake and lift station from the Peace River, by the Dunvegan Bridge, as well as approximately 36 km of new raw water pipeline to the Spirit River and Rycroft reservoirs. This $40 million project is funded in part by the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta and Saddle Hills County.

Reeve Alvin HubertReeve Hubert said, “We are excited for the opportunity to be able to provide a reliable source of potable water to the residents, businesses, and industries in the Central Peace Region. This is a major step towards securing the future of our communities.”

The G5 Group currently relies on local water treatment plants and intermittent surface runoff water sources for their potable water needs. There are currently seven water treatment plants in the G5 region.

The primary objective behind the project is to provide the participating municipalities with a reliable, safe, and expanded water treatment system, capable of satisfying the needs of the region well into the future.

Saddle Hills County is hosting an Open House for the Central Peace Regional Water Supply project on Thursday, August 18, 2022, from 4-7pm at the Spirit River Centennial Hall. All are welcome to attend. There will be information on the project, as well as opportunities to ask questions and voice concerns. Food and soft drinks will be provided.

MPE Presentation on the project.