The Town of Three Hills council just went through their strategic planning guide and are exited about their newest project, a new water treatment plant.

Mayor of Three Hills, Tim Shearlaw explains more.

"It is underway right now. We didn't run into any obstacles. We got our funding, close nine million dollars from the provincial government. We had to come up with another five million dollars which we were able to do."

Shearlaw goes on to say that the cost of the facility is expensive but water is a necessity for life and needed to be done.

"We have been able to construct a new road to get equipment to the plant, because the old one was atrocious. We have a wonderful engineering firm that has been leading us in this. We have a treatment plant committee that has been following this, along with our CAO, they are very pleased with the way things are going," continued Shearlaw.

Three Hills also sells water to the Town of Trochu, as well as Mount Vernon District, which makes the updates even more futile. The new facility will feature updates such as ultra-violet filtration which the old facility could not be upgraded to.

Shearlaw said the upkeep of the facility is not something the every day citizen would think about, and they shouldn't have to.

"They turn the tap on and the water comes out. They drive down the street on the paved roads, walk down the pathways and the sidewalks, but they don't really have to think about how they get there and how they stay there," concluded Shearlaw.

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