Saskatchewan towns to benefit from water infrastructure projects
Mike EdwardsNews Funding infrastructure Saskatchewan wastewater water
The Federal and Saskatchewan governments have announced more than $33 million in joint funding for 26 projects in Saskatchewan. Important upgrades to water and wastewater systems in the Town of Hudson Bay and the Village of Edenwold will help protect the health of residents and the environment.
Providing communities with reliable and sustainable infrastructure is a shared priority for both governments. To that end, the Government of Canada is investing more than $21 million in these projects through the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Saskatchewan is contributing over $12 million.
Water and wastewater management projects funded under the Green Infrastructure Stream:
Duck Mountain Provincial Park wastewater treatment upgrades include $1,060,000 in provincial and federal government funding for the existing sewage lagoons and associated works,
Town of Hudson Bay replacement of the main sewage pumping station and sewer force main connecting the lift station to the town’s sewage lagoon will receive $1,436,000 (federal), $1,196,547 (provincial) and $957,453 (municipal) funding,
Village of Edenwold potable water supply pipeline project will receive $966,320 (federal), $805,186 (provincial) and $644,294 (municipal) worth of funding for the expansion of the existing regional drinking water system.
Through the Investing in Canada plan, the federal government is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities:
$26.9 billion of this funding is supporting green infrastructure projects.
$25.3 billion of this funding is supporting social infrastructure in Canadian communities.
$2 billion of this funding is supporting infrastructure that meets the unique needs of rural and northern communities, like facilities to support food security, local access roads and enhanced broadband connectivity.
In Saskatchewan, Infrastructure Canada has invested more than $721 million in over 400 infrastructure projects under the Investing in Canada plan.
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