September 19, 2018 will go down as a big day in the history of Rockyford. That's the day that the new water line from the treatment plant in Standard opened for business.
The village's mayor, Darcy Burke, is also the Chairman of the Wheatland Regional Corporation, which was formed to build and operate a water distribution system starting at the expanded Standard plant.
"It takes the liability off of our municipality," he told Drum FM. "We've now put that water quality liability in the hands of the corporation and we have got well trained staff and a state of the art facility producing the water for us."
"There's three or four different types of treatment processes in there involving WID (Western Irrigation District) water and even spring water," he added. "So, we are able to treat two different types of water in this facility."
Construction on the project began just over two years ago and water began to flow to the hamlet of Gleichen as well as Wheatland Crossing School south of Standard.
"Phase Three puts water supply into Redlands and into Rosebud," Burke outlined. "We've identified a lot of the ag producers along that line will be hooking on, as their own well water isn't that good, and then eventually into Hussar once Hussar wants to be tied onto the water."