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Projected Costs

Projected costs

The total cost to construct the system and purchase wastewater treatment capacity from Winkler would be about $25 million. Up to 73% of this cost could be covered by federal/provincial infrastructure funding, provided the RM’s grant application is approved. The RM’s portion of the cost would then be split among the properties in Reinfeld and Schanzenfeld.

Property owners would also be responsible for the work and equipment required to connect their septic tanks to the public sewer line (usually about $10-15/linear foot), plus ongoing utility fees for usage.

The RM is exploring ideas to help property owners reduce and manage all costs – for example, through discounts for early hook-up, financing assistance and options to defer most costs.

DescriptionTotal Cost
Federal / Prov Grant
RM’s Portion

Sewer mains, lift stations and force mains for Schanzenfeld and Reinfeld

$14 million

$10.2 million

$3.78 million

Contribution to City of Winkler to purchase capacity at Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant

$11 million

$7.6 million

$3.4 million


$25 million

$17.8 million

$7.18 million