Last Updated March 9, 2021
These FAQs deal with the regional wastewater project. For FAQs on plans for existing communities, please go to the page on the possible Reinfeld-Schanzenfeld extension.
Additional FAQ's will be added throughout the project.
Stanley is an attractive location for new residential and commercial developments. This growth strengthens our municipal tax base – and in turn, makes it possible for local services to keep improving and operating more efficiently. Our region needs additional wastewater solutions so new residential and commercial developments can continue to locate and grow here, particularly in light of increasing provincial restrictions on septic fields.
From a financial perspective, this is the ideal time to respond to this need and opportunity. The RM of Stanley expects to receive a grant from the federal/provincial Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, which would cover up to 73% of our project costs. Partnering with Winkler, we can share the remaining costs while taking advantage of historically low interest rates. When we add up all of the opportunities, we see that there’s never been a more affordable time to invest in infrastructure.
The City of Winkler and RM of Stanley are awaiting confirmation of a federal/provincial infrastructure grant. Once funding has been confirmed, we will move forward with our agreement to build a new Winkler Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility. The partnership will include the purchase of capacity for Stanley’s wastewater treatment needs, as well more capacity for solid septage. Stanley is also preparing to install the main conveyance systems to move wastewater to the new facility.
In addition, the Municipality is planning further consultation with Reinfeld and Schanzenfeld residents about the possibility of installing wastewater conveyance systems through the existing communities.
If the main project moves forward, does it mean that Schanzenfeld and Reinfeld will definitely be getting a wastewater system?
Further consultation will take place before Council makes any decision on a possible extension through the existing communities. Please see the Reinfeld/Schanzenfeld page for more information.