Funding to cover Up to 75% of project costs available to municipalities in Alberta  

The Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership (AMWWP) provides cost-shared funding to eligible municipalities to help build municipal facilities for water supply and treatment, and wastewater treatment and disposal. Eligible projects can receive up to 75% of project costs. Funding is calculated as a percentage of eligible project costs based on the municipality’s official population when the grant is approved.

Eligible Applicants

Individual municipalities can apply for funding to support stand alone facilities.

  • Cities (under 45,000 population)
  • Towns
  • Villages
  • Summer villages
  • Regional commissions
    • Regional commissions are eligible to receive funding for multi-municipal commission-owned water supply and treatment and wastewater treatment facilities as outlined in the project eligibility criteria below
    • Municipalities that are part of a regional commission but require their own facilities can submit individual applications for funding
  • Counties, municipal districts, Metis Settlements, and the special areas responsible for making applications on behalf of communities within their jurisdiction that have been:
    • Deemed an eligible hamlet by Alberta Transportation and received prior approval under other water/wastewater programs, or
    • Deemed an eligible hamlet by consisting of a group of 10 or more occupied dwellings, the majority of which are on titled parcels of less than 1,850 square metres of land with a:
      • Defined boundary
      • Distinct name
      • Provision for non-residential uses

Eligible Activities

The department will assess the eligibility of proposed projects. Funding may be available for the following projects:

Water supply and treatment
  • Raw-water intakes and wells
  • Raw-water supply lines to storage facilities
  • Raw-water storage facilities
  • Raw-water supply lines from storage facilities to treatment facilities
  • Water treatment facilities
  • Treated-water supply line from the treatment plant to the first connection point on the distribution system
  • Treated-water storage facilities and related works
Wastewater treatment
  • Outfall sewer from last connection point on the collection system to the wastewater treatment facilities
  • Wastewater treatment facilities
  • Outfall sewers from the wastewater facilities to the point of discharge or disposal and related works
  • Septage receiving stations at wastewater treatment plants, up to a limit of 20% of the cost of the facility and 20% of the capacity of the facility
Related projects
  • Small projects "at the plant" which would enhance the treatment process, such as chlorination or fluoridation
  • Planning and/or design studies directly related to an eligible project
  • General municipal infrastructure planning studies for eligible municipalities under 10,000 population


Funding Details

This grant can cover the following costs:

  • Construction costs
  • Right-of-way acquisition and/or land costs, including expropriation costs
  • Relocation and adjustment of associated utilities
  • Engineering costs
  • Survey fees
  • Legal fees
  • Advertising for tenders
  • Other costs (such as audit fees)
  • Interim financing costs on unpaid grants from the time of project completion until the grant is paid
Funding is calculated based on the municipality's  population size


The deadline for applications is November 30, 2022.

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