HOLYROOD, N.L. — The federal government and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador have announced $5.4 million in joint funding for seven water and wastewater projects in communities on the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland and Labrador.
In Holyrood, new funding will support the installation of a 500,000-gallon water storage tank as well as a new control system and watermains, stated a Jan. 14 release.
There will also be watermain and related infrastructure improvements for the towns of Branch, Colliers, Ferryland, Harbour Main-Chapel’s Cove-Lakeview, and St. Mary’s.
There will be storm and sewer pipe installation in Ferryland, as well as road upgrades where project work is being completed. As well, the town of Placentia will be served by a lift station and new sewage treatment unit.
The Government of Canada is allocating $1.9 million, with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador providing $2.3 million for these projects through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The municipalities are contributing $1 million in total towards their respective projects.