Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership Water Conservation Initiative
Grant Procedures Manual
To encourage water conservation and consumption-based water rate schedules under the Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership (AMWWP).
This is an ongoing initiative implemented on April 1, 1991.
This initiative affects all municipalities eligible for funding under the AMWWP and applies to both water and wastewater projects.
Municipalities may be subject to this initiative under the following conditions:
Municipalities under this initiative may be subject to a 10% reduction in grants as calculated under the AMWWP. For example, if a municipality normally is eligible for a grant of 55.50 per cent of the project costs, the grant could be reduced to 45.50 per cent if they have not met the above-noted criteria. Alternately, project funding could be delayed until appropriate water conservation initiatives are implemented.
Municipalities are encouraged to implement meter and consumption-based rate schedules under this initiative. Department staff will work closely with municipal officials in reviewing the impact that this initiative may have on the AMWWP cost-sharing formula.
Updated November 2013