The construction of a $10-million wastewater treatment plant in the Town of Windsor, Nova Scotia will be funded by the municipal, provincial, and federal governments. Officials from the three levels of government made the announcement on Aug. 14.

The Government of Canada will contribute a total of $2,769,941 to the project through the Building Canada Fund, including $592,241 in new funding; the provincial Department of Municipal Affairs will invest an additional $1,576,242 for a total contribution of $3,753,942; and the Town of Windsor will invest $3,537,669.

“The province is pleased to partner with the federal government and the Town of Windsor to contribute to this much needed facility,” said Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey. “Through the construction of the new wastewater treatment facility, and by better managing existing facilities, we will keep our communities healthier and help to protect our environment.”

The new wastewater treatment plant will stop raw sewage from entering the Minas Basin and will feature treatment lagoons, piping, pumping stations, mechanical equipment, and a modern screening system. It will meet federal and provincial regulations.

“This is a project that is long overdue and will serve our community and future generations as a legacy of good governance and safe and healthy living,” said Windsor Mayor Paul Beazley.

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