Saskatoon, Sask. – The province announced funding for three water and wastewater infrastructure projects.
In Saskatoon, funds will be used to build a fourth digester tank with associated heating plant upgrades at the wastewater treatment plant. Crews will also be building a new reservoir in northeast Saskatoon to increase drinking water storage capacity.
In west-central Saskatchewan, crews will design a water distribution system for the rural municipalities of Snipe Lake and Newcombe. The project will also include upgrading the water treatment plant in Eston.
The province and Ottawa are both chipping in $30.4 million for the projects through the New Building Canada Fund. The local municipalities are responsible for remaining costs.
“Modern efficient water and wastewater infrastructure is essential to safeguarding the well-being of our families and building the Canada we want for tomorrow,” said Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, in a press release. “By investing in projects such as these in Saskatchewan, we are helping close the gaps in services and ensuring everyone has access to safe reliable drinking water for years to come.”
Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark expressed gratitude for the funding.
“We’re investing in critical infrastructure we need to serve new communities and continue to provide reliable and safe water and wastewater services,” Clark said in a press release. “Thank you to our federal and provincial partners for investing with us for a sustainable future.”