Cleaner environment for Lunenburg residents and visitors
By Corinne LyndsInfrastructure government government of canada Nova Scotia wastewater
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia – The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia have announced more than $1.1 million in joint funding to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant in Lunenburg. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for this project—$573,500 through the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The Government of Nova Scotia is providing up to $286,750 and the Town of Lunenburg will provide the balance of funding.
“Investing in wastewater treatment infrastructure is essential to maintaining a healthy environment and keeping our waterways clean. The Government of Canada is working with provinces, territories and municipalities across the country to support important projects like the Lunenburg biofilter odour control system, which ensure that Canadian communities are sustainable places where people want to live and raise their families,” said Bernadette Jordan, Member of Parliament for South Shore—St. Margaret’s, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.
This project includes the installation of a biofilter system to effectively improve odour reduction at the facility, which was identified as a priority by the Town. Once completed, this project will contribute to better air quality and a cleaner environment, and will ensure the continued enjoyment of this picturesque sea-side community for residents and the high volume of tourists that visit each year.
This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Nova Scotia for Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. This project is in addition to the 73 CWWF projects announced for Nova Scotia on August 16, 2016.
- The Government of Canada will invest 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.
- $21.9 billion of this funding will support green infrastructure projects, including $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada