ST. PAUL, ALTA. – Water in Alberta is clean and green thanks to a funding partnership.
The province announced that upgrades totalling $35 million to two wastewater treatment plants were completed with financial support from the government of Alberta’s Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership.
Officials noted that the upgrades to wastewater treatment plants in Vermilion and St. Paul created 208 jobs in the communities.
“Construction on St. Paul’s wastewater plant kept the local economy moving during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said David Hanson, MLA for Bonnyville-Cold Lake-St. Paul. “Now that the project is finished, the plant will make our community more attractive to investors and employers looking to relocate.”
Both plants were upgraded to meet to meet modern environmental standards and have capacity for future growth in the communities.
In addition to provincial funding, the projects were completed with financial support from the municipalities and government of Canada. “Alberta Transportation’s contribution to the St. Paul upgrades and the Vermilion project will extend the life cycle of the treatment plants by 25 years,” said Rajan Sawhney, minister of transportation. “As Alberta’s Recovery Plan takes hold, it’s important to make sure our core infrastructure is sound, up-to-date and able to meet the needs of residents today and into the future.”