Federal and provincial funding supports City of Weyburn reservoir
In Saskatchewan, new federal and provincial funding will be going toward a project in the City of Weyburn that includes the construction of a new reservoir, upgrades to existing water infrastructure, and improved treatment procedures to the City’s drinking water. New ultraviolet disinfection technology will be used to add another layer to the multi-barrier protection system that is already in place.
“The Government of Canada is committed to investing in modern infrastructure that meets the needs of our communities, supports the middle class, and ensures that Canada will remain the best place in the world to live, work and raise a family. This important investment in Weyburn will ensure that thousands of residents will have access to safe and reliable drinking water, which is crucial to keeping our communities healthy and livable now and into the future,” said Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
In addition to providing safe and reliable potable water to residents, this project will also improve firefighting capabilities in the area. Also, the population of Weyburn is expected to nearly double within 30 years, and these improvements will increase the City’s capacity to provide potable water for both residents and new commercial/industrial development.
The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are each contributing up to $5,300,666 for this project through the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects. The City of Weyburn will be responsible for all remaining costs of the project, which has a total eligible cost of $15,902,000.