At the June 27, 2023, Regular Council meeting, Council directed administration to communicate with the landowners in the Three Hills East Water area that the water project will not proceed due to the lack of support. 80% buy-in was required from the community to continue exploring the possibility of a residential potable water system, but after consultation with area residents, only 34% were in favour of the project and willing to commit the funding necessary to proceed.
In response to area landowner requests, Kneehill County was investigating the potential expansion of the rural water system to include 85 existing residential properties located east of the Mount Vernon Water Service Area.
Administration held an information session for the potential project on March 8, 2023, and provided information to residents through a PowerPoint presentation, brochures, and a question-and-answer period.
After the meeting, Kneehill County residents were able to fill out a survey that would allow the residents to provide feedback on the proposal and help determine the future direction of the proposed project.