The governments of Canada and Alberta announced a new bilateral agreement that will make more than $1.08 billion in funding available under two new federal programs – the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.

The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding–just over $543 million–for projects supported through these programs and the provincial government and municipalities will provide the balance of funding.

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Brian Mason, Alberta Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Transportation announced an initial list of approved projects in Alberta under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.

The list includes 17 water and wastewater projects, such as a regional water supply system extension in Bonnyville, wastewater transmission Line from Lacombe/Blackfalds to the Red Deer wastewater treatment plant, and an industrial wastewater lagoon upgrade in Taber, Alta.

Mayor of Edmonton, Don Iveson said “I’d like to thank both the provincial and federal governments for their commitment to infrastructure investments in our city and I look forward to continuing our work together to support an effective public transportation system in Edmonton. It’s a critical component of infrastructure that supports the success of this city and its residents.”

A complete list of identified water projects is available online.

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