Rocky Mountain House will be getting a significant upgrade to its wastewater treatment system.
The town says it has been awarded cost-sharing grants from the federal and provincial governments for a new facility that will serve both town and county residents.
The town will receive $10.89 million from Infrastructure Canada and another $9.07 million from the Alberta government to complete the state-of-the-art facility.
“A mechanical wastewater treatment facility will serve current and future town and county residents and businesses for years to come,” said Rocky Mountain House Mayor Tammy Burke in a statement Friday.
“The Town of Rocky Mountain House is pleased to see our long-range planning is paying off. Through deliberate examination of our infrastructure needs, we were able to secure a combined $20 million towards this important project.”
The new facility will use a sequencing batch reactor system designed to accommodate a future population of 9,000 people and help the town become an environmental leader, according to the release.