Eight communities across Nova Scotia will receive more than $922,000 for water and wastewater projects through the Provincial Capital Assistance Program.

“We heard from municipalities, that support for these projects would make a difference for their communities and their residents,” said MLA Suzanne Lohnes-Croft. “Investing in infrastructure supports continued economic growth which is good for the whole province.”

On September 30, the Government of Nova Scotia announced:

  • $135,000 for the pre-design phase of a wastewater treatment plant in the Town of Lunenburg.
  • $54,891 for the Town of Mahone Bay to assess the condition of the water utility’s transmission main and look at options for dechlorination at the wastewater treatment plant.
  • $39,107 for the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg to study water and wastewater issues in the community of Garden Lots.

“The enhancement of existing infrastructure is of high importance to the Town of Mahone Bay, particularly when it impacts our water and wastewater utilities,” said David Devenne, mayor of the Town of Mahone Bay. “Our citizens expect a fully reliable, modern system for providing these services. The provision of this Provincial Capital Assistance Program funding will assist the town in preparing our water and wastewater utilities for the future”

“It will also ensure we will be able to make informed decisions to effectively manage the assets of the town,” Devenne added. “In particular, the funding will enable the town to upgrade our wastewater treatment system to reduce chlorine content in the plant effluent discharged into the harbour.

MLA Lohnes-Croft also announced six projects under the Flood Risk Infrastructure Investment Program for a total of more than $210,000. This program helps fund projects that identify or mitigate flood risks.

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg is receiving $39,107 from this program to look at options to protect the Petite Riviere Watershed from flooding.

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