OUTLOOK, SASK. — Canada and Saskatchewan are partnering to fund a $5.3 million potable water infrastructure project in Outlook.
The project is funded under the Green Infrastructure stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
The water treatment plant in the Town of Outlook is being upgraded to increase the community’s access to safe and reliable drinking water.
Upgrades include the addition of UV disinfection, improving flow through the reservoirs and constructing a new raw water intake in the South Saskatchewan River.
Ottawa will contribute more than $2.9 million in the project, conditional on Indigenous consultation requirements being met, and the Government of Saskatchewan is funding over $2.4 million. The municipality is also contributing more than $1.9 million. Funding recipients are responsible for any additional project costs.
“The Government of Saskatchewan is committed to supporting local economies, creating jobs, and ensuring all Saskatchewan communities remain strong as we recover together from the effects of the pandemic,” Government Relations Minister Don McMorris said in a statement. “We are proud to invest over $2.4 million in this critical infrastructure project that will serve residents and businesses in Outlook with reliable, long-term access to safe drinking water.”