Fort Chipewyan is receiving funds for a wastewater improvement project.
The government of Alberta is providing them with over $5 million dollars to upgrade their lift station which pumps sewage from a lower to higher elevation.
“Nationally, a lot of our First Nations don’t have the proper infrastructure for clean water and this is ensuring we have that ability up in our region,” said Tany Yao, MLA for Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo.
The project is expected to create around 25 jobs in the community.
“Jobs are very much needed, especially local jobs,” added Yao. “I hope the residents are happy that they’re not being forgotten.”
This is the third project the GoA is funding in the RMWB through their recently announced Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program.
Over $4 million is going to help continue work connecting Anzac, Conklin, Gregoire Lake Estates, and Janvier to municipal water systems, while another $12 million is being used to upgrade the Conklin lagoon.
These projects are expected to create an additional 82 jobs.