The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced more than $5.3 million in federal-provincial funding to improve the Town of Outlook’s potable water infrastructure.
“This project will ensure residents have reliable access to potable water for years to come and is another example of what we can accomplish when all orders of government work together to advance our shared priorities,” stated Jim Carr, Minister and Special Representative for the Prairies.
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. Investments in potable water infrastructure are essential to build healthier and more resilient communities.
“We are excited to be chosen to participate in the ICIP program to establish a sustainable raw water source that will not only serve the Town of Outlook, but the tourism and recreation partners accessing both raw and treated water at the Outlook and District Golf Course and the Outlook Regional Park,” added Maureen Weiterman, Mayor of the Town of Outlook. “This project will also benefit our rural partners accessing treated water who are located in the Rural Municipality of Rudy, as well as the raw water access supplied to our partners at Outlook West Regional Pipeline Authority serving the Village of Milden and the Dinsmore and Milden Hutterite colonies.”
The project is funded under the Green Infrastructure stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Canada is investing 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.
Featured image: South Saskatchewan River. (SSRWSI/Branimir Gjetvaj)