Nine Nova Scotia communities will benefit from safer drinking water and improved storm water systems due to a shared investment by three levels of government.

Federal, provincial and municipal funding of $8,725,590 was announced on August 12 in Truro by Karen Casey, minister of education, on behalf of Jamie Muir, minister of Service Nova Scotia and municipal relations, and Peter MacKay, minister of Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

Safer drinking water will be provided through projects in Digby; Hebron, Municipality of Yarmouth; Middle Musquodoboit, Halifax Regional Municipality; Cornwallis Park, Municipality of Annapolis; Truro; Bible Hill; Municipality of Kings; and Kentville.

“This announcement is significant because all of the projects being announced today are green projects, meaning that they involve strategic investments in either water or wastewater initiatives,” said MacKay. “Federal, provincial and municipal governments have been working together to address significant water treatment right across Nova Scotia.”

The funding is through the Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund and the Building Canada Fund Communities Component.

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