The Government of Nova Scotia announced 15 communities will receive support for water, wastewater, stormwater and solid waste projects through the Provincial Capital Assistance Program.

“Access to safe drinking water and wastewater treatment are vital for strong, healthy communities,” said Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables and MLA for Cumberland South, on behalf of Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister John Lohr. “This funding will support important municipal projects to maintain and improve these essential services for residents.”

The Provincial Capital Assistance Program allows the Province to contribute funds to priority municipal infrastructure projects. This year’s investment is $1,206,247.

Projects include water and sewer line extensions, such as the Town of Oxford’s Meadow Lane project, which receives more than $62,000 from the Province; stormwater and emergency water source studies; and a first-generation landfill decommissioning.

“I would like to thank Minister Lohr, Premier Tim Houston and our local MLA, Tory Rushton, for demonstrating a commitment to increased affordable housing construction and to the Town of Oxford. New infrastructure installations such as water and sewer services can be cost prohibitive to a small town like Oxford and the grant will ensure the town can continue to grow and prosper,” said Greg Henley, Mayor, Town of Oxford.

Provincial Capital Assistance Program recipients 2022-23:

  • Municipality of the County of Colchester: $140,000 for the Tracker Road sewer extension project
  • Municipality of the County of Richmond: $40,491 for the Arichat sewage inflow and infiltration study
  • Municipality of the District of Argyle: $87,600 for the West Pubnico Lift Station 5 improvements project
  • Municipality of the District of Chester: $28,680 for the Otter Point wastewater system renewal project
  • Municipality of the District of Lunenburg: $67,500 for the wastewater treatment plant equipment renewal project
  • Municipality of Victoria County: $140,000 for the Dingwall water storage tank replacement project
  • Town of Amherst: $25,000 for a stormwater management study
  • Town of Annapolis Royal: $17,990 for the emergency water source study
  • Town of Bridgewater: $140,000 for the High Street (Empire to Victoria) wastewater and stormwater replacement project
  • Town of Digby: $46,928 for the Church Street infrastructure upgrade engineering design
  • Town of Lunenburg: $140,000 for the Bluenose Drive sewer line rehabilitation project
    Town of New Glasgow: $89,946 for the Forbes Lake west side berm rehabilitation project
  • Town of Oxford: $62,323 for the Meadow Lane water and sewer extension project
  • Town of Shelburne: $117,217 for the first-generation landfill decommission project
  • Town of Trenton: $62,572 for the Duke Street water main replacement project
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