COUNTY OF WESTLOCK WATER AUTHORIZATION ACT COUNTY OF WESTLOCK WATER AUTHORIZATION ACT
WHEREAS communities and residents within the County of Westlock are experiencing problems with the quantity and quality of water from their individual existing potable water supplies;
WHEREAS supplying water from the Athabasca River Basin to those communities and residents would provide reliable treated municipal water to those communities and residents, but the piping and discharge of treated water would result in a transfer of water to the North Saskatchewan River Basin; WHEREAS section 47 of the Water Act provides that a special Act of the Legislature is required to authorize the issuance of licences to transfer water between major river basins; and
WHEREAS the Minister of Environment has complied with section 48 of the Water Act;
THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, enacts as follows:
Authorization to issue licences
1 For the purposes of this Act, licences and amendments to licences pursuant to the Water Act are authorized to be issued for the transfer of treated municipal water between the Athabasca River Basin and the North Saskatchewan River Basin, in an amount not to exceed 208.78 cubic decametres annually.