After four years of preparation, the Town of Rouleau and the Village of Wilcox celebrated the completion of their Regional Water Treatment Plant today. 

A combined total of $10,605,750 was granted by the Government of Canada, the Government of Saskatchewan, and the municipalities of Rouleau and Wilcox, to build the plant in Rouleau, and update the region’s major water line. 

His Worship Grant Clarke, Mayor of the Town of Rouleau, is pleased with the result of the new infrastructure. 

“Thanks to the co-operation and planning between Rouleau and Wilcox, along with funding contributions from the Government of Canada and the Government of Saskatchewan, this important water project moved forward to completion,” said Clarke. 

“Now, Rouleau and Wilcox can provide better water to their residents, Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, recreational facilities, local businesses, and neighboring rural municipalities.” 

The infrastructure began construction in July of 2020, after two years of planning. The project involved expanding the wastewater lagoon near Rouleau, building a new potable reverse-osmosis water line between Rouleau and Wilcox, constructing a new pump house in Wilcox, and constructing a new water treatment plant in Rouleau. 

The new plant in Rouleau can produce 1,200 cubic metres of biologically, reverse-osmosis filtered potable water daily. 

Tetra Tech of Canada was the prime consultant on the project. PCL, Clarke Supply, Tollefson Cable, and Double K Excavation were also contractors for the upgrade. 

For more information on the new water treatment plant, click here