Port Williams, N.S. will improve the quality of its drinking water and increase its capacity to manage wastewater after to a combined investment of over $1 million from the federal and provincial governments and the Village of Port Williams.

The project will improve access to drinking water and provide the community with an increased capacity to manage of wastewater. Lewis Benedict, Chair of the Village of Port Williams Commission was also in attendance.

“Modern, safe and efficient water and wastewater infrastructure is key to building healthy communities. This investment will help ensure the Village of Port Williams has access to safe, clean drinking water and a good system for managing wastewater that will support continued growth for years to come,” said John Lohr, Nova Scotia Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

In all, 313 metres of water mains, sewer mains, and lateral connections will be replaced along High Street. Investing in local water and wastewater systems is key to supporting quality of life, protecting waterways, and positioning communities for continued growth.

“As our communities grow, demand on infrastructure grows. Today’s investment will ensure the Village of Port Williams has an improved capacity to manage water and wastewater, which will help safeguard the environment and the health of those who live here,” said Kody Blois, MP for Kings–Hants.

“The Village of Port Williams is pleased to be working collaboratively with the Federal and Provincial governments on important infrastructure projects that help ensure our Village has the capacity to support growth and provide high quality water and wastewater services to the community. Projects like this would not be possible without their continued support,” said Lewis Benedict, chair of the Village of Port Williams Commission.

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