Lunenburg, Nova Scotia has announced details of its wastewater treatment plant upgrade that will be support by federal and provincial funding.
Bernadette Jordan, Member of Parliament for South Shore—St. Margaret’s; Derek Mombourquette, Nova Scotia Minister of Municipal Affairs; and Rachel Bailey, Mayor of the Town of Luneburg, today announced over $1.1 million in joint funding to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant.
“Investing in wastewater treatment infrastructure is essential to maintaining a healthy environment and keeping our waterways clean,” said Minister Jordan. “The Government of Canada is working with provinces, territories and municipalities across the country to support important projects like the Lunenburg biofilter odour control system.”
The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for this project—$573,500 through the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The Government of Nova Scotia is providing up to $286,750 and the Town of Lunenburg will provide the balance of funding.
“This is great news for the Town of Lunenburg. We are grateful to have the support of our federal and provincial partners through the CWWF program to move ahead with the installation of a bio-filter for odour mitigation at our Wastewater Treatment facility on Starr Street,” said Mayor Bailey. “Odour from the sewage treatment process at that site has been an issue of great community concern and we are very happy to now have the means to address it.”
This project includes the installation of a biofilter system to effectively improve odour reduction at the facility, which was identified as a priority by the Town. Once completed, this project will contribute to better air quality and a cleaner environment, and will ensure the continued enjoyment of this picturesque sea-side community for residents and the high volume of tourists that visit each year.
This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Nova Scotia for Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. This project is in addition to the 73 CWWF projects announced forNova Scotia on August 16, 2016.