Construction is underway on the $6.4 million Stanley Corridor Reservoir.
The reservoir is being constructed immediately south of the helipad at Boundary Trails Health Centre (BTHC) on land being transferred from Southern Health to the R.M.
R.M. of Stanley Deputy Reeve Ike Friesen said they chose this area to build the storage, because of it's ideal central location within the municipality. The 4-million litre underground concrete reservoir will provide treated water to the hospital, as well as areas in the corridor and other parts in the R.M.
"Some water from that line is also providing water to Morden as of now, it would be in the northwest area, and also Schanzenfeld and Reinfeld," said Friesen. "The reservoir itself will be for growth, and areas that are lower pressure and lower volume at this time."
Water for the reservoir will be piped in directly from the Pembina Valley Water Co-op's (PVWC) plants in Morris and Letellier. Friesen said having storage like this will help for future development in the fast growing municipality, and help curb peak day demands, allowing for consistent pressure even if there would be an interruption in PVWC's supply.
The Stanley Reservoir Project is being cost shared 50/50, with the R.M. covering $3-million, and the Manitoba Water Services Board paying the rest. Friesen said the R.M. will pay their portion through a mixture of borrowing, as well as with Gas Tax.
A completion date has been set for summer or fall of 2023.