Wetland system upgrades for Wainwright, Alta.

Colleen Cross
November 19, 2018
Wainwright, Alta. – The federal Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities has announced more than $5.7 million for wetland system measures including stormwater management in the town of Wainwright, Alta.

Funding for this project is provided by the federal government through the Green Municipal Fund and delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

This investment will go towards a series of wetland system measures to help Wainwright better manage and treat the storm water being released into the environment, Infrastructure Canada said in a news release. The new infrastructure will improve drainage and divert the majority of the storm water to a new lagoon called the Gold Quarter Pond. This will reduce the flow of storm water into Bushy Head Lake, which already collects effluent from a neighbouring wastewater lagoon, improving the quality of runoff going into Battle River.

This project will combine more efficient operations with a better treatment process to bring residents cleaner waterways and promote sustainable community and economic development, the release said.

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