CANNING, N.S. — Various levels of government have announced $10.5 million in joint funding for two wastewater and stormwater projects in the Canning region of Nova Scotia.
The first project will support wastewater treatment and collection system upgrades in the Municipality of the County of Kings where the wastewater treatment facility will be improved to increase capacity and accommodate future growth, a Dec. 22 release explained.
The collection system upgrades include the replacement of four lift stations, the construction of a new lift station and a 1.35-kilometre gravity sewer extension.
The project is intended to increase the overall efficiency of the system and support new higher-density housing development.
The second project will upgrade Canning’s water and wastewater system by replacing 1,200 metres of water distribution main lines, 1,300 metres of sanitary sewer lines and 800 metres of storm sewer lines. Funding also includes the reinstatement of roadways and sidewalks.
The federal government is spending $4.2 milllion on both projects, the government of Nova Scotia is allocating $3.5 million, the County of Kings is contributing $2.2 million and the Village of Canning is contributing $650,000.
“With the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program funding in place, the Chapel Road Water Project is on track for a spring start,” stated Canning Commission Chair Angela Cruickshank.