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Serviceable Areas

The serviceable areas map shows the areas where basic community services such as sewer and water exists, or could easily be extended.  Topography and the location of current infrastructure provide the basics of the serviceable areas map.

Communities are continually faced with expenses related to maintaining, improving and extending roads, water lines and sewer pipes.  In order to develop in a cost-effective and sustainable way, decisions about new investments in infrastructure should consider environmental and cost implications.  Cowessess First Nation can reduce installation and maintenance costs by building close to existing facilities, services and infrastructure.  Clustering development can create a greater sense of community by bringing people closer together but it can also ass to social problems and make existing issues more visible.  Subdivisions in the past have ignored the positive and negative aspects of clustered development and as a result many community members are wary of repeating these mistakes.

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