Saddle Hills County has announced a project it has been working on since 2015 to provide a reliable source of water from the Peace River for the Central Peace region. The project includes the construction of a new raw water supply intake on the Peace River as well as approximately 36 kilometres of new raw water pipeline.
Funding for the $40 million project comes from:
- Federal Government – $16 million
- Government of Alberta – $20 million
- Saddle Hills County funds the remainder of the project cost.
“We look forward to proceeding with this exciting project and its associated benefits to the long-term sustainability of the Central Peace region,” said Saddle Hills County Reeve Alvin Hubert. “The project will provide a reliable source of water for residents, business and industry.”
The County has requested engineering and design proposals and anticipates tendering the project by the fall of 2021.
It is expected that once the tender is awarded, land is secured, a water diversion license has been obtained as well as the required permits and approvals, the project will have an anticipated two-year construction schedule.