Five communities in the Kings County, N.S. area will have better drinking water and wastewater treatment systems with funding from three levels of government.

More than $6 million under the Communities Component of the Building Canada Fund was announced on March 6.

The Municipality of Kings project includes upgrades to the wastewater treatment facility, which will benefit about 9,600 households and will be designed to accommodate future growth. The total cost of the project is $2,774,700, which will be funded equally by the federal and provincial governments, and the Municipality of Kings.

The Town of Wolfville’s project includes the design and construction of new sewer lines and watermains along Front Street. The project will replace aging infrastructure and help reduce operation and maintenance costs. The total cost of the project is $887,700, which will be funded equally by the federal and provincial governments, and the Town of Wolfville.

The project with the Village of New Minas includes design and construction of water and sewer lines along Prospect Road. The project will install sanitary sewer and watermains for 20 households that have on-site systems. The total cost of the project is $783,600 and will be funded equally by the federal and provincial governments, and the Village of New Minas.

The villages of Canning and Port Williams will receive new water reservoirs. In Canning, about 390 households will have improved drinking water. In Port Williams, improved drinking water will be available to 360 households. The reservoirs will each cost $792,300 and will be funded equally by the federal and provincial governments, and the villages of Canning and Port Williams.

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