Government of Canada

Government of Canada
Government of Alberta

Government of Alberta
Town of Cardston

Town of Cardston

September 14, 2011 13:55 ET

Governments Celebrate Completion of The Cardston Outfall Project

CARDSTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2011) - Residents of Cardston will benefit from a more sustainable wastewater system thanks to a joint investment by the governments of Canada and Alberta and the Town of Cardston. Jim Hillyer, MP for Lethbridge, and Broyce Jacobs, MLA for Cardston-Taber-Warner, along with Rick Schow, Mayor of Cardston, were present today at the official ribbon cutting ceremony marking the completion of the project.

"The Government of Canada is proud to support the Cardston outfall project," said MP Hillyer, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. "This project will benefit residents of Cardston by reducing the negative environmental effects of pipe leakage or repair work on the ecosystem. It is another example of our government's commitment to communities across the country."

"This new wastewater system will help improve quality of life for the residents of Cardston and serve the municipality for years to come," said MLA Jacobs. "Alberta is pleased to continue to work in co-operation with the federal government on this and other shared funding programs for Alberta communities."

"The Town of Cardston is excited for this new upgrade to our waste water facility," said Mayor Schow. "A project of this scale would not have been possible without the participation and contribution of the Provincial and Federal Governments. We appreciate their help in making our municipal infrastructure more modern and sustainable."

The main feature of this project was the construction of a 4,200-metre pressurized forcemain from a lift station at the wastewater treatment plant. The old clay tile pipe was prone to breakage and has been replaced with new PVC pipe.

The governments of Canada and Alberta each contributed $1.545 million toward the project, with the federal contribution coming from the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund. The Town of Cardston contributed the remaining one-third of funding toward eligible project costs of $4.636 million.

As part of the Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan, the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund is providing funding to over 4,100 infrastructure projects across the country. Since April 2009, 252 projects have received a total federal commitment of over $421 million under the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund across Alberta.

For further information on Infrastructure Canada's investments in Alberta, visit

To learn more about Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit

The Alberta government is working to build a better Alberta by fostering economic growth, strengthening our health and education systems, investing in infrastructure, supporting safe and strong communities and ensuring a clean and healthy environment.

Contact Information

  • Pierre Florea
    Office of the Minister of Transport,
    Infrastructure and Communities

    Infrastructure Canada
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154

    Martin Dupuis
    Alberta Transportation
    780-916-9625 (cell)

    Jeff Shaw
    Assistant Administrator
    Town of Cardston