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Open house in Wembley for waterline proposal draws nice crowd

Feb 10, 2017

Between 35 and 40 people attended an open house on a waterline proposal held in Wembley this week.
The proposal would see a $22.6-million waterline built from Grande Prairie to Wembley, with possible future hook-ups to Dimsdale, Beaverlodge and Hythe.
"People just wanted to know where the line is going, and ask questions about where is it going to be," said Chris Turnmire, Mayor of Wembley. "Is it going to go through, or under, my property? They had questions of that nature."
All the input is still being reviewed. Turnmire adds this should solve the town's water issues, and restoring a water feature at Sunset Park is also being reviewed.
"Once the waterline is here and we are on the regional waterline, that won't be an issue. It certainly would (give us) the ability to have a water park of some sort," he said.
There is also grant money in place to replace the playground equipment at the park.
The target completion date is March of 2018.
- Trevor Snell with files from Curtis Galbraith

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