Potable water now flowing to Dixonville and area

Northern Lights County and Town of Peace River councils share a “Cheers!” at the ribbon cutting in Warrensville Nov. 7 to celebrate the completion of a project piping Peace River water to the Dixonville area. Left-right are Town of Peace River Mayor Tom Tarpey, Peace River Councillor Colin Needham, County of Northern Lights Councillor Arie Loogman, County of Northern Lights Reeve Terry Ungarian, and County of Northern Lights Deputy Reeve Brenda Yasinski.

Susan Thompson
South Peace News

Water from the Town of Peace River is now flowing west to Dixonville and surrounding areas.

Residents and representatives of the County of Northern Lights and Town of Peace River gathered for a ribbon cutting at the Warrensville truck fill station to celebrate the completion of the roughly $39 million project involving over 60 km of pipe.

“This is a great moment for our municipalities, especially County of Northern Lights. We now have potable water in Weberville, Warrensville and Dixonville,” Reeve Terry Ungarian says.

“July 17 of 2018 we stood in the same spot with the council of Peace River and had a sod turning. It seemed like a dream at that time, but here we are.”

Reeve Ungarian thanks partners the Town of Peace River, the Government of Alberta, and Alberta Transportation with special mention of regional director Ryan Konowalyk.

The County of Northern Lights received $31 million in provincial funding to complete the work.

Ungarian says it is part of the county’s strategic plan to now put in a system to deliver potable water to residents.

Representatives of local companies Matt Gannon of AGS Mechanical Contractors Ltd., Kevin Sklapsky of Wood PLC, and Torr Gray of EOS Mechanical Inc., also attended the ribbon cutting after successfully helping build the project.

County residents who would like to sign up for water service can contact the County of Northern Lights office, or sign up online at the county’s website.

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