Additional funding of $1.4 million for a new wastewater treatment facility in Nova Scotia was announced by the Government of Canada.

The financial challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic paused the construction of the new wastewater treatment facility in the Town of Mulgrave, originally announced during the summer of 2019. However, due to a recent increase in federal funding, residents can now expect the construction to begin in the upcoming months.

The new facility and the accompanying upgrades will benefit the community by increasing the ability to manage and treat wastewater and storm water, reducing overflows into nearby waterways.

The Government of Canada is investing an additional $1.4 million in this project through the Rural and Northern Infrastructure Stream (RNIS) of the Investing in Canada program, for a total investment of $4,402,538. The Government of Nova Scotia is contributing more than $2.4 million to this project, with the Town of Mulgrave allocating over $489,000.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, our government has taken swift and strong action to protect the health and safety of all Canadians, to stabilize our economy, and to support communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast,” said Mike Kelloway, MP for Cape Breton-Canso, on behalf of the Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development. “The new wastewater treatment facility is crucial to ensuring the well-being of our families, our communities, and our environment, for generations to come.”

“The province is pleased to partner with the federal government to contribute to this much needed wastewater treatment facility,” added Lloyd Hines, Nova Scotia’s Minister of Transportation and Active Transit. “The new facility will help keep Mulgrave safe, healthy and environmentally sustainable for many years to come.”

“We are very pleased with the funding support from both the federal government and the province for this new wastewater facility. We are looking forward to starting work on the new facility to ensure the health and safety of our community,” said Ron Chisholm, Mayor of the Town of Mulgrave.

Featured image: Mulgrave, Nova Scotia. (Town of Mulgrave)

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