The federal and provincial government announced $27.8 million in funding for wastewater and water infrastructure projects in eight Saskatchewan communities.

Minister Ralph Goodale, minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Jim Reiter, minister of Government Relations and several other municipalities made the announcement July 13.

“Our government is proud to partner with the federal government and the communities of Beauval, Creighton, Dore Lake, Ile a la Crosse, La Loche, Lanigan, Lumsden and Pinehouse on these important infrastructure projects, said the Minister of Government Relations Jim Reiter.   “Today’s announcement is an investment in the quality of life for Saskatchewan families and communities.”

Through the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are each contributing up to $6,766,000 for the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant in the Town of Lumsden; up to $5,088,583 for the construction or upgrade of water treatment plants and reservoirs in six northern Saskatchewan communities; and up to $2,045,000 for upgrades to both the drinking water and wastewater treatment systems in the Town of Lanigan.

Mayor Andrew Cebryk for the Town of Lanigan said, “Our community has been struggling for years trying to provide a water supply which conforms to regulations. We will now be able to enjoy a water supply which is safe and healthy as well as esthetically pleasing throughout the year with our Water Treatment Plant Reverse Osmosis System. We thank the Federal and Provincial governments for providing us the National and Regional Projects funding and giving us the opportunity to make our community a better place to call home, as well as attract new residents and businesses to Lanigan.”

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