Funding to improve the wastewater treatment plant in the community of Shubenacadie, in the Municipality of East Hants, has been announced.
“Support for local infrastructure, such as this investment in water and wastewater main lines in Shubenacadie, is essential,” said Kody Blois, member of parliament for Kings.
“Working with our provincial and municipal partners, we are ensuring Nova Scotians have access to safe and reliable drinking water and wastewater systems,” added Blois. “Modern and efficient water infrastructure is essential to building healthy and resilient communities and to protecting the environment.”
The project aims to improve the quality of the community’s water system and sewer disposal system. In addition to the plant upgrades, both the water and wastewater main lines leading up to the plant location on Burgess Road will be replaced.
“Built in the late 1960s, replacing the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Shubenacadie is a strategic priority for the Municipality of East Hants and is key to ongoing environmental stewardship and the growth of our region,” said Jim D. Smith, warden of the Municipality of East Hants.
“Shubenacadie residents have been waiting for this infrastructure investment and we’re pleased to partner with the provincial and federal governments to make it a reality,” added Smith.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $1.9 million to this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Government of Nova Scotia is contributing more than $1.5 million. The recipient, the Municipality of East Hants, is contributing more than $1.2 million.