Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan support $6.4M expansion of Balgonie wastewater system
By Corinne LyndsInfrastructure New Building Canada Fund Saskatchewan wastewater
BALGONIE, SK – The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have announced funding for an estimated $6.4-million expansion for the Town of Balgonie’s wastewater system to better serve the community and position it for growth.
“The investments in infrastructure we are making will benefit Canadians for years to come: creating economic growth and middle-class jobs now, while laying the foundation for durable growth in the future. This project will protect the local environment in Balgonie and support the community’s growth for decades to come,” said Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan will each contribute up to $1.5 million toward the project through the New Building Canada Fund’s Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects (PTIC-NRP). The Town of Balgonie will fund the remainder.
The project includes expanding the existing sewage lagoon and irrigation system, along with related works, that will improve the overall wastewater system and benefit the environment. Once completed, the project will support economic and population growth in the community, providing services for 6,000 potential residents. Construction is expected to begin as early as this summer.
“The Town of Balgonie certainly appreciates the funding from the federal and provincial governments toward this important project, which is needed so our thriving community can continue growing, as our existing wastewater system is near capacity,” said Frank Thauberger,
Mayor of Balgonie.
- The Government of Canada will provide more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation that supports trade, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
- Budget 2017 proposes $21.9 billion for investments for green infrastructure. This amount includes $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada