The water supply to Ashmont/Lottie Lake has been an ongoing issue that Council has been dealing with. Council has been provided with many options and costs associated with the options over the last number of months. Each option has its advantages and risks associated with it. Administration is requesting that Council consider the options below as well as the recommendation provided.
Utility staff are able to work with the current Water Treatment Plant as is, however the plant will require increased maintenance costs over time to keep in operation past 2 years.
Utility customers are generally unhappy with the aesthetic quality of the water – feedback from open houses in Lottie Lake and Ashmont indicated that they are very unhappy with the current water supply for their communities. May be interested in paying for new distribution infrastructure, but definitely not interested if they do not have improved water supply.
Alberta Transportation’s funding has been cut drastically – they will not be accepting any new projects in the next 3 year cycle. The Water Specialist has indicated that they do have funding available to the County should they chose to proceed with Option A.
Each option results in a high quality of water for residents.