Reeves and Councillors mark culmination of Water Project


Carol Calhoun - Kneehill County Reeve, and Barrie Hoover - Starland County Reeve, as well as Councillors marked the culmination of their coordinated water project with a photo at the Reservoir Site in the Drumheller valley. Councillors present from Starland included Bob Sargent, Murray Marshall, Al Avramenko, and CAO Ross Rawlusyk, and Special Projects Manager Matthew Kreke, as well as Kneehill Councillors - Bob Long, Ken Hoppins, Brian Holsworth, Jerry Wittstock, and Glen Keiver.
For Kneehill County, this water project delivers water to those residents within the Kirkpatrick Water Service Area (WSA), while the Starland County served the needs, for now, of the Dinosaur Trail campground. "This benefits both our areas," stated Reeve Hoover. "There has been good cooperation to make this a reality. Initially this water will benefit the campground area users but, dependent upon funding, we can now look at developing water delivery for the golf course and users on our side. There is a definite need due to both quality and supply issues."
On the Kneehill side, there had been three users hooked up from the Kirkpatrick WSA, before the system was even ready to go and another three users are slated for hook-up sometime around Christmas. This WSA experienced some delays due to late arrival of water pumps and although there are still some performance issues with the pumps (that will be dealt with soon), the system is currently up and running.