The government of Alberta announced upgrades totalling $35 million to wastewater treatment plants in Vermilion and St. Paul that were completed with financial support from the Government of Alberta’s Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership.

“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,” stated Rajan Sawhney, Alberta’s 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.”

Both plants were upgraded to meet today’s environmental standards and have capacity for future growth in the communities.

“We are excited to commission our state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facility, which has been funded collaboratively by the federal, provincial and municipal governments,” said Vermilion’s Mayor Caroline McAuley. “This plant will service the needs of the Town of Vermilion while protecting our environment for many years to come.”

In addition to provincial funding, the projects were completed with financial support from the municipalities and Government of Canada.

“We are very proud of our new facility and very thankful for the grant money we received from the municipal water and wastewater program,” added St. Paul’s Mayor Maureen Miller. “Alberta’s government made it possible for us to meet and exceed environmental standards and to leave a legacy our community can be proud of.”

Featured image: Minister Sawhney (middle) with MLA David Hanson and St. Paul Mayor Maureen Miller at the Grand Opening of the St. Paul Wastewater Treatment Plant. Image Credit: Alberta Transportation.

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