The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have announced funding for three new water and wastewater projects in the province.
In Saskatoon, drinking water storage capacity will be increased and a wastewater treatment plant will be upgraded. In west-central Saskatchewan, a water distribution system will be created in the Rural Municipality (RM) of Snipe Lake and the RM of Newcombe, which includes upgrading the water treatment plant in Eston.
The Government of Canada and the Government of Saskatchewan are each contributing more than $30.4 million to the three projects through the New Building Canada Fund. Recipients are responsible for remaining costs.
“Modern efficient water and wastewater infrastructure is essential to safeguarding the well-being of our families and building the Canada we want for tomorrow,” said Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. “By investing in projects such as these in Saskatchewan, we are helping close the gaps in services and ensuring everyone has access to safe reliable drinking water for years to come.”
“The Government of Saskatchewan is proud to be investing more than $30.4 million toward these three projects in our province,” said Saskatoon Westview MLA David Buckingham. “These will help position these communities for growth, enhance their key infrastructure, and improve the quality of life.”
“We’re investing in critical infrastructure we need to serve new communities and continue to provide reliable and safe water and wastewater services,” City of Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark said. “Thank you to our federal and provincial partners for investing with us for a sustainable future.”
“We are very appreciative of the support this project has received from the federal and provincial governments,” RM of Snipe Lake Reeve and Chair of the Rural 44 Water Pipeline Utility Bill Owens said. “Their contributions allow us to provide a safe, secure, and sustainable water supply for rural and urban residents.”