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Alberta’s Siksika Nation water wells to receive federal and provincial funding


November 16, 2020
By Ground Water Canada

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Calgary – The governments of Alberta and Canada will provide funding to help the Siksika Nation build two new drinking water wells to provide a stable source of feed water for the community’s Arthur A. Youngman treatment facility.

The Arthur A. Youngman Water Treatment Plant Raw Water Wells Project will receive $1,575,000 in federal funding, $508,488 from the provincial government and $16,512 from the municipal government and other sources.

The wells and seven other projects will improve wastewater systems, drinking water treatment and storm water management systems across the region, according to a news release from Infrastructure Canada.

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In Calgary, the Downtown Flood Barrier project will create a new barrier along the south bank of the Bow River to improve flood control. This will be connected to the West Eau Claire and Centre Street Bridge lower deck flood barriers to form a continuous barrier along the Bow River. Another project in Calgary will add a storm water trunk in the Upper Plateau to direct storm water run-off directly into the Bow River and reduce the risk and magnitude of storm water flooding.

The federal government will spend more than $41.6 million on this slate of projects through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. Alberta is providing more than $39.5 million. Funding applicants are contributing more than $26.4 million.