Town of Coaldale Receives Provincial Water Infrastructure Grant to Support Economic Recovery

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In June of this year, Alberta’s Government announced approximately $150 million in water infrastructure grants that will support 55 water and wastewater improvement projects and create approximately 1,300 jobs across the province. The Government of Alberta has awarded funding to the Town of Coaldale to upgrade its wastewater lagoons and create jobs.

In total, the Town of Coaldale will receive up to a maximum of $4,391,635 for the project under Alberta’s Recovery Plan with funding from the Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership.

This investment is part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan to create jobs and ensure Alberta's rural communities have the infrastructure they need to grow sustainably.

“This is great news for the Town of Coaldale. By investing in these critical projects, Alberta’s government is ensuring the growth and resilience of communities across our province.”

Hon. Grant Hunter, MLA, Taber-Warner

"The Town of Coaldale is grateful for this important and timely funding announcement.  Town Council shares the vision of the Province of Alberta in making critical infrastructure replacement a top strategic priority.  Having a modern, environmentally friendly wastewater treatment facility will ensure Coaldale and surrounding area remains a viable destination for growth and economic development for many years to come."  

Kim Craig, Mayor, Town of Coaldale

“Lethbridge County welcomes this funding announcement that will ensure wastewater systems in Coaldale can meet current and future demand.  Investment in infrastructure is critical for continued economic growth and sustainability.  Lethbridge County recognizes the importance of regional collaboration and has been working with the Province, Town of Coaldale, and St. Mary River Irrigation District to improve water and wastewater management for the benefit of the entire region.”

Lorne Hickey, Reeve, Lethbridge County