By Jamie Regier
Regional water projects receive over $3-million in federal funds
The County of Forty Mile is one of seven municipalities in the Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner riding to receive more than $3-million in federal government funding for water and wastewater projects, according to a statement released by MP Glen Motz on Friday.
Motzsaid he is very pleased that bilateral agreement funding for various local potable water projects is being designated to address these key infrastructure priorities focused on repairing and upgrading existing facilities and assets.
“Infrastructure investments such as these will help meet long-term water demands and will provide important health related and economic benefits for these communities,” he said.
Approved federal funding for drinking water projects within the riding include:
County of Forty-Mile: Distribution Pumping Upgrades – $177,500
Distribution Pumping Upgrades – $188,500
Storage Reservoir Upgrades – $617,000
County of Warner : Treated Storage and Distribution Upgrades – $183,000
Treated Water Distribution Upgrades – $157,500
County of Cardston : Aetna Regional Waterline – $1,050,000
Hillspring Waterlines – $695,000
As part of the bilateral agreement with our province, 44 Alberta projects were approved for more than $38.7 million in federal funding. Fifty percent of project costs come under federal jurisdiction, 40 percent provincial, and the 10 percent balance a municipal responsibility. The recent project approvals are in addition to 17 CWWF projects announced for Alberta in September 2016, which included $3.11 million for the County of Forty Mile/Foremost Manyberries Regional Pipeline.