Projects announced for Consort, Edberg, Clive and Wainwright

The governments of Canada and Alberta are making strategic investments in infrastructure to support people’s health and well-being, and strengthen local economies.

Funding for eight projects in Central Alberta was announced Tues. Aug. 11.

In the M.D. of Wainwright, the funding will be used to improve the Greenshields wastewater treatment lagoon and capacity, as well as reduce the risk of leaking, odour and contamination.

Water transmission lines will also be extended by 35.8 kilometres to bring the Village of Edberg in Camrose County, and the Village of Clive in Lacombe County long-term, secure water supply.

For residents of Consort, the funding is going towards a new aquatic facility to help people stay active and support community development.

These, along with the other projects announced, will create jobs and strengthen local economies now while promoting sustainable growth and residents’ long-term health and well-being.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $19.2 million in these projects through the Green Infrastructure Streams (GIS) and the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream (RNIS) of the Investing in Canada plan.

The Government of Alberta is providing over $23.3 million, while municipalities and communities are contributing more than $6.2 million.

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