BEAUSEJOUR, MAN. – The governments of Canada and Manitoba have announced more than $42 million in funding for water infrastructure upgrades in the province.
The funding will go to four projects, including a new water treatment plant and reservoir in Beausejour, reconstruction of existing pump stations and gravity outfalls in St. Adolphe, upgrades in Oakview to the Rapid City water distribution system and the Regional Water Supply Project in the Town of Stonewall.
“These kinds of infrastructure investments improve Manitoba water systems so they provide stable and reliable services with clean water and more efficient water management. Critical infrastructure projects like this one in Beausejour also stimulate local economies and support continued growth and sustainability in Manitoba communities,” said Manitoba Minister of Labour, Consumer Protection and Government Services Reg Helwer in a statement.
The Beausejour project involves construction of two new raw water supply wells, a pump house and approximately three kilometres of raw water supply lines with the Government of Canada contributing over $4.9 million, Manitoba putting in $4.1 million and the municipality contributing over $33 million towards eligible project costs.
In St. Adoplhe the funding will also address riverbank stability improvements to ensure long-term performance of the pump stations and adjacent flood protection dike. The governments of Canada and Manitoba are each contributing over $3.6 million.
The Oakview project will see the replacement of approximately 9.175 metres of water pipes throughout the Town of Rapid City in the Rural Municipality of Oakview. Federal investment is over $2.6 million, with provincial funding of over $2.1 million and a municipal investment of over $1.7 million towards eligible project costs.
In Stonewall, the three main partner communities, Stonewall, Warren and Woodlands, will have their reservoirs upgraded to improve water treatment. The federal government’s contribution is more than $11.5 million, the provincial funds are more than $9.5 million and the municipality’s contribution is more than $7.6 million.