The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador have announced more than $14 million for 11 water and wastewater projects.
“The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador committed $44 million to Clean Water and Wastewater Fund projects this year to ensure residents throughout the province have safe, reliable drinking water and well maintained wastewater and storm water systems,” said Dwight Ball, premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. “Many significant infrastructure upgrades were made possible through strong partnerships between our government, the federal government, and municipalities, and we look forward to continuing those successful partnerships in the coming years.”
The federal and provincial governments are providing a total of $2.7 million for eight projects through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF), which supports improvements to water and wastewater treatment, distribution and collection infrastructure. Together with the 134 projects previously approved under CWWF with the signing of the bilateral funding agreement in July, 142 projects across the province will receive funding thanks to the new program. Among the work being funded are upgrades to the dam drainage system in the Town of Bay L’Argent, a new water main line in Trinity Bay North, and chlorination upgrades in the Local Service District of Port Albert.
A further $11.2 million in federal-provincial funding was also announced for three water and wastewater infrastructure projects in St. John’s under the National-Regional Projects component of the New Building Canada Fund. Work involves installing new sewer main lining to rehabilitate the Goulds wastewater collection system, and new water main lining to extend the life of the water distribution system in the areas of Empire Avenue, Cairo Street, Merrymeeting Road and Freshwater Road. A new large-diameter storm sewer will also be installed on Kenmount Road between Columbus Drive and Peet Street.