Newell Regional Services Corporation (NRSC)
The NRSC was formed by a partnership of all Urban Municipalities in the County of Newell including the County to see the installation of regional water transmission main pipelines conveying potable water throughout the region. The upgrading and improvements to the Brooks Water Treatment Plant and installation of regional water pipelines are complete. The City of Brooks, Town of Bassano, Villages of Duchess, Rosemary and the Hamlets of the County of Newell will have access to potable water. This system is designed to reduce the escalating operating costs of smaller treatment facilities, lessen the number of capital cost improvements to see each of the smaller treatment systems upgraded to meet current legislation's and regulations, as well as have the ability to use staff resources more effectively. Click here to be directed to Newell Regional Services Corporation (NRSC) website.
In addition to water services within Hamlets, County Council agreed to pursue delivery of domestic water to rural residences. This program has been named the County of Newell Water Project (CNWP). Rural Water Distribution is an exciting new concept relative to improving the quality of life to residents, conveyed through a trickle system seeing the delivery of 300 gallons of potable water per day. The project kicked off in the fall of 2011 with project completion expected in 2016. The majority of costs are being funded through the MSI Grant.