The municipality of Rhineland council is mulling a trio of sewer options for the agricultural industrial park north of Altona.
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A draft report recently presented to council outlined three possibilities for the project.
The first option would see a common septic field built. While it comes in at the lowest price of all three options, Reeve Don Wiebe notes it does have some limitations as to how many customers can connect to it.
Option two calls for a low pressure to be installed that would ultimately pump directly to the Altona lagoon. This would allow property owners along the route to connect to the network for a fee.
"We'll see where that take us. It has some merit," added Wiebe.
Coming in with the highest price tag, but likely the best option according to Wiebe, would be a full gravity sewer complete with a lift station and a force main.
Council is now pondering all three of these suggestions, and while the issue isn't time-sensitive, Wiebe says ratepayers in the ag park want to know where the project is going. He adds the biggest challenge in council's deliberations will be anticipating what growth and demand will look like 10-15 years down the road.