Good corporate citizens know the importance of working with the communities they serve. Beyond good business practices, it’s also about supporting the growth, resiliency and vibrancy of those communities, through event sponsorships, donations or volunteerism, for example.
It’s why Aquatera, which in May began operating the City of Wetaskiwin’s water utilities, including drinking water and wastewater management, wants to hear from those making a difference here in town, and how they can help.
Based in Grande Prairie, Aquatera is a full-service utility corporation for governments, businesses and communities. Founded in 2003 by the City of Grande Prairie, and later joined by shareholders the County of Grande Prairie, and the towns of Sexsmith and Wembley, today Aquatera provides high-quality utility service and value to other communities – including Wetaskiwin, Jasper, Manning and Hinton.
Their strong foundation working with municipal governments, paired with their business focus, ensures Aquatera understands the needs of municipalities and their residents.
Committed to the communities they serve
Part of that includes a deep commitment to the communities they serve, explains Aquatera’s Sarah Martin, pointing to the organization’s core purpose: “Growing healthy communities.”
“It’s something that defines us as a business,” she says.
And that means getting involved at the community level, through local sponsorships and events.
“We like to attend events in the communities we serve,” Martin says. “We’re here to support them – we want to be part of the community and build relationships.”
That especially includes organizations working in areas aligned with Aquatera’s core values, such as youth and education, active living, water conservation, waste reduction and the environment.
In addition to events like community clean-ups, Wembley Touch a Truck and the Alberta Science Network’s Walk Through the Forest, Aquatera is also a proud sponsor of the Battle River Agricultural Society in Manning, Alta. and provides provide financial support to the Hinton Discovery Campm an all-summer camp with daily programming and activities to promote friendship, confidence, skill-building, physical activity, community engagement and discovery.
In a typical year, Aquatera contributes more than $100,000 in cash and in-kind donations to non-profit Alberta organizations and events, and in 2021, that number reached $115,000, Martin says.
“We’re really excited to be part of the Wetaskiwin community and we can’t wait to begin connecting with residents!”
If you’d like to connect with Aquatera for your event or activity, visit aquatera.ca/community/events, where you’ll find an easy, fillable online form.