Potential Reinfeld – Schanzenfeld Wastewater Project
The RM of Stanley is considering a potential wastewater system project for Reinfeld and Schanzenfeld. The proposal would potentially see new sewer lines installed throughout these communities, providing the opportunity to replace each property’s onsite septic field.
Later this fall, we will begin the second phase of consultation for this project so that Council can determine whether it will move forward. If you live in Reinfeld or Schanzenfeld, please watch your mailbox for an information package that will be sent out at the end of October. It will contain detailed information on the type of wastewater being proposed, as well as a feedback form you can use to share your views about the system being proposed.
We want to extend our sincere appreciation for the feedback you’ve shared to date. The survey we conducted in the fall of 2019 has provided Council with valuable insights into property owners’ needs and concerns, making it possible to develop a more detailed project proposal focused on your priorities. We look forward to receiving your informed feedback as we move to this next stage of consultation.
Current Status of the Project
Based on the feedback from the 2019 community survey, we’ve developed a project proposal addressing the community’s concerns about cost and timing. We’ve had many discussions with the Manitoba Water Services Board, government officials and engineers about the best options and approaches, which will be outlined in an information package mailed to households.
If the project moves forward, one of our priorities is to provide property owners with far more flexibility as to when hook-up to the system would be required. We have asked the Manitoba government to extend the time frame beyond the usual 5-year window, and are currently awaiting an official response.
We also continue to await a response from both the federal and provincial governments regarding a grant application submission to cover 73% of the total cost of a potential wastewater project. Without the funding in place, the project will not proceed.
We look forward to discussing all aspects of the proposal at small information meetings that are being planned for November. This website will continue to be updated as our discussions move forward.