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Alberta invests more than $300,000 in Sturgeon County water project

The Government of Alberta is investing in water infrastructure that will create jobs and ensure clean water in communities across the province.

In Budget 2016, the Alberta government set aside $595 million over the next five years to help pay for water and wastewater improvement projects in small towns and rural Alberta. This funding will improve access to safe, reliable water supplies and enhance environmentally sustainable wastewater treatment, while creating hundreds of jobs in communities across the province.

This investment includes more than $300,000 in funding for a new water supply line in Sturgeon County as part of the Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership and Water For Life grant programs that saw increased funding by the Alberta Government in Budget 2016.

“Reliable access to clean drinking water and water-wastewater treatment systems is important for all Albertans.  Budget 2016 clearly demonstrates a commitment to investing in infrastructure that improves the quality of life for families across the province.”

Brian Mason, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure

The $313,380 grant will support the detailed design work for a new water supply line that will serve the hamlet of Alcomdale.

This project will improve access to quality drinking water and create jobs for the local economy.

Alberta Government restores vital water system funding

Previously reduced funding for these important grant programs meant that a number of projects were delayed in many communities. With this increased funding, delayed projects will move forward and hundreds of jobs will be created across the province.

The Alberta Government cost-shares eligible projects with smaller urban and rural municipalities to help with the design and construction of municipal water supply and treatment, and wastewater treatment and disposal facilities. 

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