With plans to grow Clairmont in a big way, an expanded wastewater system has been in the works for quite some time.
Mainline Construction have been named the successful bidder for the $17.3 million project that will see Grande Prairie and Clairmont’s wastewater systems connected.
“This will provide an opportunity for more investment and more growth in the Clairmont area. It will alleviate any issues we have with wastewater,” said Leanne Beaupre, Reeve of the County of Grande Prairie. “They’ll start right away and they’ll be working right through the winter. Our hopes are that they’ll have it done as soon as possible, which hopefully means by next spring.”
Beaupre calls the wastewater upgrade paramount as they work to develop Clairmont Heights – a community that will be home of up to 22,000 people.
Right now, wastewater in Clairmont discharges to a sewer lagoon and is only pumped out a couple of times each year. This will make for more consistent treatment of their water.
“We are grateful for the substantial investments made from higher levels of government, as well as our shareholders, to ensure this project was completed,” said Bernd Manz, Aquatera CEO. “These investments will allow us build the infrastructure to fuel regional growth while reducing the impact on utility customers.”
The project has received $15 million in federal and provincial funding, with the County providing the other $2.3 million.