The government of Canada and Nunavut, announced joint funding of $1.9 million for the design phase of two new water treatment plants in Rankin Inlet and Grise Fiord.

With this funding, detailed designs will be developed. This work builds upon the planning studies that previously received joint funding in July 2022 and will ensure that these growing communities have the water treatment capacity they need for years to come.

“All communities deserve access to modern, reliable water treatment services. Our government will continue to work with territorial, community and Inuit partners to respond to the needs of Nunavummiut and build stronger, more resilient northern communities,” said Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities.

“Safe and clean drinking water in all communities across the North is a top priority for the Government of Nunavut. The dedication of our employees and continued collaboration with the Government of Canada will help ensure we see these critical infrastructure projects to completion,” said David Joanasie, Minister for Government and Community Services.

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