Last updated May 25, 2022
UPDATE ON WASTEWATER PROJECT
Stanley has been working in partnership with Winkler on the construction of a new wastewater treatment facility for the last number of years. This facility would provide capacity to allow for growth in the corridor as well as a new wastewater collection system to be constructed in Stanley which would convey the wastewater to the new treatment facility.
Stanley Council had originally planned to present the wastewater proposal to Reinfeld and Schanzenfeld for a collection system back in late 2019, however there were numerous delays and setbacks throughout the process. After we worked through those setbacks, we were then ready to provide the wastewater proposal to the two communities in spring of 2022.
Winkler recently announced that the tender for the new wastewater treatment facility has now been cancelled due to escalating costs and without a sustainable funding model in place to manage the additional costs. (See Winkler’s announcement here)
With Winkler’s announcement, what this means to Reinfeld and Schanzenfeld is that the wastewater collection system planned in Stanley (including Reinfeld and Schanzenfeld) will also be delayed until we can move forward with Winkler on expanded wastewater treatment capacity.
Once there is an approved plan for expanding the wastewater treatment capacity then we will be able to continue with our collection system project for new developments and will then also be able to present a wastewater proposal to the existing villages. At this point we do not have a time frame for this.
This project has had many hurdles along the way, and we will continue working closely with Winkler and the Province on moving a wastewater project along so that our communities can continue to grow. RM of Stanley Council
Last updated June 25, 2021
The RM of Stanley is investing in a new regional wastewater project to support continued growth and provide more capacity for current residents. Here’s a brief overview of what is planned and how the community would benefit.
The hub of the project is an extension of the wastewater treatment facility northeast of Winkler. The City of Winkler will take the lead on expanding the facility, and the RM of Stanley will become a partner by purchasing a portion of the facility’s treatment capacity. Stanley will also build the conveyance systems to move wastewater to the plant from new developments.
Beyond wastewater treatment, the project will improve the region’s ability to deal with solid sewage. A new septic truck receiving station will be constructed to provide more capacity to handle solid sewage from homes and businesses in the region.
This project will also provide funding and capacity for a wastewater conveyance system to be installed within the existing communities of Reinfeld and Schanzenfeld. The RM will hold community consultations before deciding whether to proceed with this part of the project.