New Filling Stations will provide better access to water for rural fire departments, farmers, and local residents.
Wheatland County Council has approved the redesignation of land from Agricultural General District to Public Utility for the North truck filling station East of Rockyford.
Phase 2 of the water line from Standard to Rockyford is complete. The start date for construction for the filling station at the North site is yet to be determined and is dependant on funding as this truck fill station is not part of any phase of the project it is considered its own project.
Leah Jensen, administration manager, says "The board thought these facilities were important to put in when they were developing and planning the pipeline project for two reasons. One, the rural fire departments could have quicker access to water in case of a major event, this facility would act as a middle point to be able to get water. The second reason being able to supply water to farmers for spraying and general day to day needs".
The South filling station will be located South of Wheatland Crossing School and is on schedule to be completed with the Grand Opening ceremony in September.
The general public can access the filling stations through accounts that can be set up through the Wheatland Regional Corporation.