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Council approves Rural Area Water and Wastewater Service Connection Bylaw

 

 

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 13, 2020) – Council approved the Rural Area Water and Wastewater Service Connection Bylaw at last night’s regular scheduled Council meeting. This bylaw outlines the process for residential lot owners to access municipal infrastructure in rural communities south of Fort McMurray.

“This is a significant step in providing piped water and sewer servicing to rural communities and residents that have never had access to these services,” said Matthew Hough, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s Deputy Chief Administrative Officer. “In 2017, we began building the majority of the infrastructure needed to make this happen and with the approval of this bylaw, we can now begin connecting community members.”    

The Rural Water and Sewer Servicing (RWSS) program is upgrading the water, sewer and road infrastructure in the communities of Anzac, Conklin, Draper, Gregoire Lake Estates, Janvier and Saprae Creek Estates. 

Service connection fees are $10,000 per residential lot in Saprae Creek Estates and $16,000 per residential lot in other communities.  Fees may be paid in one lump-sum payment at the time of installation, or added to utility bills and amortized over a period of twenty-five years.

More information can be found at rmwb.ca/rwss

For questions, call Pulse at 780-743-7000, 1-800-973-9663 or online at rmwb.ca/pulse.

 

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