Water for Life program

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

Services and information

How to prepare cost estimates for Water for Life and Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership funding applications.

Apply for funding to build new regional municipal water supply and treatment facilities and wastewater disposal and treatment facilities.

Apply for funding for existing regional municipal water supply and treatment facilities, and wastewater treatment and disposal facilities.

Important dates

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

Ministry responsible: Alberta Transportation

Overview

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.

Funding

Program funding is determined each budget cycle.

Eligible applicants can also apply for federal funding for water and wastewater projects through:

Eligibility

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

Contact

For more information about the Water for Life program, find your region by checking the Municipalities, Locations and Corresponding Alberta Transportation Regions list (PDF, 608 KB), then contact the Infrastructure Manager in your local Alberta Transportation Regional Office:

Central Region

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 403-340-5166
Fax: 403-340-4810

Address:
Infrastructure Manager
4th Floor, Provincial Building
4920 51 Street
Red Deer, Alberta  T4N 6K8
Open in Google Maps for directions

North Central Region

Hours: 8:15 am to 12:00 pm and 1 pm to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-674-4700
Fax: 780-674-8383

Address:
Infrastructure Manager
4513 62 Avenue
Barrhead, Alberta  T7N 1A5
Open in Google Maps for directions

Peace Region

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-624-6280
Fax: 780-624-2440

Address:
Infrastructure Manager
1st Floor, Provincial Building 
9621 96 Avenue
Peace River, Alberta  T8S 1T4
Open in Google Maps for directions

Southern Region

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 403-381-5426

Address:
Infrastructure Manager
3rd Floor, Administration Building
909 3 Avenue North
Lethbridge, Alberta  T1H 0H5
Open in Google Maps for directions