EAST CENTRAL REGIONAL WATER AUTHORIZATION ACT EAST CENTRAL REGIONAL WATER AUTHORIZATION ACT
WHEREAS communities and residents within the County of Stettler No. 6, Lacombe County, County of Camrose No. 22, County of Paintearth No. 18 and Special Area No. 4 are experiencing problems with the quantity and quality of water from their individual existing potable water supplies; WHEREAS supplying water from the South Saskatchewan 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 the Stettler Regional Water Authorization Act, SA 2005 cS‑19.5, and the Town of Bashaw and Village of Ferintosh Water Authorization Act, SA 2007 cT‑5.7, authorized licences for an interbasin transfer of treated municipal water to some but not all of those communities and residents;
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:
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 South Saskatchewan River Basin and the North Saskatchewan River Basin, in an amount not to exceed 10 800 cubic decametres annually.
Repeal of existing Acts
2 The Stettler Regional Water Authorization Act, SA 2005 cS‑19.5, and the Town of Bashaw and Village of Ferintosh Water Authorization Act, SA 2007 cT‑5.7, are repealed.