October 27, 2020 - For Immediate Release – The Municipality of Crowsnest Pass is pleased to announce our Frank Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade that is being funded as part of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) which includes $7.8 million in funding from the Government of Canada’s Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS) and nearly $6.5 million in funding from the Province of Alberta’s Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership (AMWWP) that will compliment the $5.2 million capital investment from the Municipality.
This funding is for Phase 1 & 3, which will see the construction of a new clarifier, new headworks and screening, a bulk water fill station, sewage receiving station, and an RV sani-dump, along with some building upgrades.
We have also received additional funding through the Province of Alberta’s Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership (AMWWP) in the amount of up to $1.86 million for Phase 4 for the inclusion of tertiary treatment.
This is a very important project for the community and as such, while awaiting final funding announcements, design work was initiated in 2018, contractor pre-qualification was completed in 2019, and the tender for short listed contractors concluded on October 26, 2020. Construction is slated to begin late 2020/early 2021.
Phase 2, the rebuild of the existing clarifier, will occur at a later date once the new clarifier is fully commissioned. Funding for this phase has not be secured at this time.