Water for Life program

Municipalities can apply for funding for new regional water supply and treatment facilities, and wastewater treatment facilities.

Important dates

Application status: Open until November 30 for funding in the following year.


See the list of approved projects for 2023.

The Water for Life Program, which launched in 2006, provides cost-shared funding to regional commissions or groups of 2 or more municipalities and consists of 2 funding streams:

Regional systems are more cost effective and environmentally sustainable than independent systems.


Program funding is determined each budget cycle.


Eligible applicants

Funding under Water for Life is available to all regional commissions or groups of 2 or more municipalities (or eligible hamlets) that are eligible for funding under the Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership:

  • regional commissions
  • groups of 2 or more eligible municipalities (or eligible hamlets) which include:
    • cities (under 45,000 population)
    • towns
    • villages
    • summer villages
    • rural municipalities
    • Metis Settlements
  • municipal partnerships
  • public-private ventures
  • municipalities with contracted services to privately owned utilities

Eligible projects

Water for Life funding is only available for new regional water or wastewater systems or extensions to existing regional water or wastewater systems.

Grant recipients

Recent recipients

Water for Life grant recipients

Past recipients