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Central Alberta Communities Celebrate Opening of North Red Deer Regional Waste Water System

posted on May 8 2018
Photo provided by Lacombe County

Photo provided by Lacombe County

Partnered communities within Central Alberta were excited to come together on May 4, 2018 in order to celebrate a cleaner future with the new addition of the North Red Deer Regional Wastewater System.

This wastewater transmission system connects the communities of Lacombe, Blackfalds and Lacombe County to the wastewater facility located in Red Deer. The new system will provide two major lift stations, emergency storage reservoirs and odour management measures.

Dignitaries from all areas of municipal and federal government joined the celebration as the plaque for the Official System Opening Ceremony was presented including the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Brian Mason, Alberta Minister of Transportation; Ken Wigmore, Chair of the North Red Deer Regional Wastewater System Commission (NRDRWWSC); Grant Creasey, Mayor of the City of Lacombe and NRDRWWSC Vice Chair; Richard Poole, Mayor of the  Town of Blackfalds and NRDRWWSC Director; Paula Law, Reeve of Lacombe County; and Tara Veer, Mayor of the City of Red Deer.

“The Town of Blackfalds is pleased to be part of a commission that, with the help of the City of Red Deer, will continue to meet provincial standards and stringent environmental regulations in Canada,” said Mayor Poole in the NRDRWWSC news release. “Thank you to all involved in the North Red Deer Regional Waste Water Commission and to the Provincial and Federal Governments who committed 90 per cent of the required funding for this important project.”

The $71 million-dollar project is to show how important it is to invest in new-age, reliable wastewater facilities as well as address the region’s critical wastewater needs.

The project has brought together neighbouring communities and promises to protect local waterways and ecosystems.

The Wastewater System broke ground in the spring of 2017 – the project has been completed ahead of schedule and under the anticipated budget.

To find out more information about the NRDRWWSC please to the following website: www.nrdrwwsc.ca.