Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade

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Mayor Tyler Gandam met with Minister Kaycee Madu on Dec. 17, 2019 to discuss the wastewater treatment facility, among other concerns.

Where we are at:

  • Wetaskiwin City Council is lobbying the federal and provincial governments to pay for the majority of the costs associated with upgrading the Wastewater Treatment Facility. Mayor Tyler Gandam met with Minister of Municipal Affairs Kaycee Madu (pictured right) on Dec. 17, 2019 to discuss the funding of the new facility. He also approached Minister Madu, Minister Jason Nixon (Environment and Parks), and Mr. Joe Ceci (deputy chair of the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship) at the Sept. 25-27, 2019 AUMA Convention to discuss the project.

  • Wetaskiwin must show that it is moving toward complying with the new regulations, or risk facing heavy fines. This is why City Council approved $1 million in 2019 for a detailed design of a new wastewater treatment plant.

  • The City continues to investigate other possible solutions, from alternative service delivery to regionalization.

  • City Council and Administration will continue to meet with the higher orders of government to ensure that Wetaskiwin taxpayers are not solely responsible for paying for the mandated facility.


  • Mayor Gandam signed a $12.9 million Alberta Provincial Grant on August 11, 2020 to help fund the construction of a new Wastewater Treatment Facility for Wetaskiwin.
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Background:

The City of Wetaskiwin has been mandated by higher orders of government to upgrade its wastewater treatment facility in order to meet current effluent regulations. The cost of this project is estimated at $40 million. Wetaskiwin City Council is lobbying the provincial and federal governments to cover the majority of the project costs, as local taxpayers simply cannot be burdened with the full financial responsibility of a new wastewater treatment facility.

Where we are at:

  • Wetaskiwin City Council is lobbying the federal and provincial governments to pay for the majority of the costs associated with upgrading the Wastewater Treatment Facility. Mayor Tyler Gandam met with Minister of Municipal Affairs Kaycee Madu (pictured right) on Dec. 17, 2019 to discuss the funding of the new facility. He also approached Minister Madu, Minister Jason Nixon (Environment and Parks), and Mr. Joe Ceci (deputy chair of the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship) at the Sept. 25-27, 2019 AUMA Convention to discuss the project.

  • Wetaskiwin must show that it is moving toward complying with the new regulations, or risk facing heavy fines. This is why City Council approved $1 million in 2019 for a detailed design of a new wastewater treatment plant.

  • The City continues to investigate other possible solutions, from alternative service delivery to regionalization.

  • City Council and Administration will continue to meet with the higher orders of government to ensure that Wetaskiwin taxpayers are not solely responsible for paying for the mandated facility.


  • Mayor Gandam signed a $12.9 million Alberta Provincial Grant on August 11, 2020 to help fund the construction of a new Wastewater Treatment Facility for Wetaskiwin.
*Please follow the project so we can keep you updated (see the subscribe button on the right).


Background:

The City of Wetaskiwin has been mandated by higher orders of government to upgrade its wastewater treatment facility in order to meet current effluent regulations. The cost of this project is estimated at $40 million. Wetaskiwin City Council is lobbying the provincial and federal governments to cover the majority of the project costs, as local taxpayers simply cannot be burdened with the full financial responsibility of a new wastewater treatment facility.

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