On June 2nd, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced funding for 75 new water and wastewater projects throughout the province.

This investment represents combined federal, provincial, and local partner funding of more than $94 million for 74 Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) projects, and one project under the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects.

Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and Communities and Government Relations Minister Donna Harpauer, announced that the funding will support such initiatives as building new sewage treatment lagoons, upgrading sewage pumps, and improving drinking water supply systems.

“The investments in infrastructure we are making will benefit Canadians for years to come – creating economic growth and middle – class jobs now, while laying the foundation for sustainable growth in the future,” said Goodale.  “These water and wastewater projects will protect the environment and help keep our Saskatchewan communities healthy for generations to come.”

CWWF Photo

Goodale and Harpauer are pictured center and right of center.

These are in addition to $29.5 million in federal funding and $14.7 million in provincial funding announced that day for 10 water projects and more than $17.9 million in federal funding and $8.9 million in provincial funding announced on January 11, 2017, for an additional 26 projects under the CWWF.

“The Government of Saskatchewan will continue to invest in infrastructure projects to improve our citizens’ quality of life as our province continues to grow,” Harpauer said. “Since 2007, we have invested more than $350 million in municipal infrastructure projects across the province.”

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“The City of Moose Jaw is very appreciative to receive this funding from the federal and provincial governments, as it will support water and sewer infrastructure related to a new industrial park for our community that will add vibrancy to our city’s economy,” City of Moose Jaw Mayor Fraser Tolmie said.

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