Lethbridge County is the recipient of federal funding that will contribute to the completion of water infrastructure in the Hamlet of Monarch. On July 4, 2017, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities announced that Lethbridge County will receive $1,042,600 under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF).
The funding announced today will cover 50 per cent of the cost of the Monarch water project, which will include a reservoir and fill station. The construction of a new reservoir will provide residents with high-quality potable water, and a system that can better manage emergency situations and water storage. The truck fill station will also provide residents with convenient access to potable water.
“This is an exciting announcement for Lethbridge County. Providing excellent quality of life and sustainable infrastructure for our residents is of top priority,” says Reeve Lorne Hickey.
This project will not only impact quality of life for residents, but it will also have a significant economic impact on the area. The completion of a reservoir will allow existing and future residents to develop properties knowing new infrastructure is in place that can accommodate a growing community. The economic benefits will be long lasting and will serve to enhance and meet future economic demands of the growing community.