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Federal, provincial and municipal funding for water and wastewater infrastructure in Saskatchewan

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July 15, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Having access to clean, reliable drinking water is critical to the health and prosperity of Canadian communities and for attracting economic opportunities for the middle class and those trying to join it. And by ensuring water and wastewater systems are modern, efficient and meet the capacity needs of our communities, we are safeguarding the well-being of residents, protecting our waterways and preserving our ecosystems.

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Jim Reiter, Minister of Government Relations, along with representatives from several municipalities, today announced funding for water and wastewater infrastructure projects in eight Saskatchewan communities.

Through the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are each contributing up to $6,766,000 for the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant in the Town of Lumsden; up to $5,088,583 for the construction or upgrade of water treatment plants and reservoirs in six northern Saskatchewan communities; and up to $2,045,000 for upgrades to both the drinking water and wastewater treatment systems in the Town of Lanigan.

“These important investments in water and wastewater systems will ensure that thousands of Saskatchewan residents will have access to safe and reliable drinking water, as well as effective wastewater treatment services that protect the local environment and keep our communities healthy and livable. Modern infrastructure that meets the needs of our communities is key to ensuring that Canada will remain the best place in the world to live, work and raise a family,” said Ralph Goodale,
Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

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