The Town of Three Hills broke ground on the Water Treatment Plant, a project totalling approximately $16.7 million in December 2019.
The plant was officially re-commissioned on July 12, 2021 with a ceremonial tour and celebration hosted by Chandos Construction, the lead contractor for the project.
Members in attendance included Chandos Construction, MLA Nathan Cooper, ISL Engineering, Three Hills town council and members of the public works and administration departments from the Town of Three Hills.
At the ceremony, Mayor Timothy Shearlaw, MLA Nathan Cooper, and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Ryan Leuzinger all provided toasts to the occasion, signifying the feats that can be accomplished when various levels of government work together for the betterment of rural Alberta communities.
The ceremony included a tour of the plant where Mark Black, lead engineer of the project, showcased highlights of the project’s successes.
Throughout the tour, Mark was able to speak to the logistical difficulties of working in a remote location, the variety of different workers that were on site throughout the project and the tangible differences from what the plant once looked like to how it operates now.
The project marks a critical piece of infrastructure for the Town of Three Hills and surrounding communities that will allow the region to grow for many years to come.