Forestburg celebrates grand opening of new water treatment plant
The Village of Forestburg celebrated the end of a very long road on Wednesday during the grand opening of their water treatment plant.
Starting in 2008, the village sent in requests for funding to replace their aging plant, but four applications in a row were declined, even after councillers met with ministerial staff at an Alberta Urban Municipalities Association convention.
“Persistence is key. Forestburg was not willing to take no for an answer and a concerted effort on the part of Council to solicit funding from the province was finally successful.
“It will have taken about eight years from the initial application for funding to completion of the project, but it was well worth waiting for,” CAO Debra Moffat says.
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