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North Red Deer wastewater and river water services commission recognizes outgoing board members

On Jan. 17, the North Red Deer Regional Wastewater Services Commission (NRDRWWSC) and the North Red Deer River Water Services Commission (NRDRWSC) recognized several outgoing directors for their contributions to utility stability in central Alberta.

Former Mayor of Blackfalds Richard Poole, former Mayor of Ponoka Rick Bonnett and former Lacombe County councillor Ken Wigmore all recently completed their terms with the wastewater commission.

Wigmore was a member of the NRDRWSC since 2013 and NRDRWWSC since 2012, Bonnett served on NRDRWSC since 2013, and Poole served as Blackfalds’ representative on both commissions since 2016.

”The implementation of large-scale water and wastewater lines takes years of planning and foresight, followed by ongoing careful management. These directors successfully saw through the development of two such large-scale projects, and the future of both these service lines are made easier by their efforts,” said Creasey.

The NRDRWWSC is a wastewater transmission system connecting Lacombe, Blackfalds and Lacombe County to the regional wastewater treatment facility in Red Deer. It includes approximately 28 kilometres of wastewater pipeline, regional lift stations in Lacombe and Blackfalds, and an odour management facility in Red Deer.

The NRDRWSC is a regional commission that transports potable water from the City of Red Deer to Town of Ponoka, the City of Lacombe, the Town of Blackfalds, Lacombe County and Ponoka County.

Grant Creasey, Mayor of Lacombe and chair for both the NRDRWSC and the NRDRWWSC expressed his appreciation for their contribution.

“All of our citizens care about getting quality services at a fair cost. The contributions of these board members helped ensure that Central Albertans have sustainable, long-term essential services without breaking the bank.”