Upgrades coming to water infrastructure in Manitoba
By Adam FreillConstruction Infrastructure
Joint funding announcement will help provide stable and reliable clean water and more efficient water management in several communities.
More than $42 million in funding has been announced for four water projects that will improve system efficiency and protect local communities and their environments in Manitoba. Among the projects to be jointly funded between federal, provincial and municipal governments are a new water treatment plant and reservoir in Beausejour, the reconstruction of pump stations and gravity outfalls in St. Adolphe, replacement of water pipes in Oakview, and reservoirs upgrades impacting the communities of Stonewall, Warren and Woodlands.
The Beausejour project will include the construction of two new raw water supply wells, a pump house, and approximately three kilometres of raw water supply lines.
The work on the pump stations and gravity outfalls in St. Adolphe will bring the system up to current design codes and standards and will include improvements to riverbank stability to ensure long-term performance of the pump stations and adjacent flood protection dike.
In Oakview, the Rapid City water distribution system will see significant upgrades, including the replacement of approximately 9,175 metres of water pipes throughout the Town of Rapid City.
“Manitobans benefit when governments work together to deliver results. Alongside municipal and provincial governments, we are providing over $22.7 million to improve water infrastructure to meet the current needs of the community, support growth and ensure long-term access to, reliable drinking water,” stated Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South.
The Government of Canada has committed more than $22.7 million to these four water infrastructure projects through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program’s Green Infrastructure Stream. The Government of Manitoba will provide more than $19.5 million in funding. And contributions from project proponents total more than $12.7 million.