Nova Scotia – Fifteen communities will receive support for water, wastewater, stormwater, and solid waste projects through the Provincial Capital Assistance Program.

“Access to safe drinking water and wastewater treatment are vital for strong, healthy communities,” said Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables and MLA for Cumberland South, on behalf of Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister John Lohr. “This funding will support important municipal projects to maintain and improve these essential services for residents.”

The Provincial Capital Assistance Program allows the Province to contribute funds to priority municipal infrastructure projects. This year’s investment is $1,206,247.

Projects include water and sewer line extensions, such as the Town of Oxford’s Meadow Lane project, which receives more than $62,000 from the Province; stormwater and emergency water source studies; and a first-generation landfill decommissioning.

“I would like to thank Minister Lohr, Premier Tim Houston and our local MLA, Tory Rushton, for demonstrating a commitment to increased affordable housing construction and to the Town of Oxford. New infrastructure installations such as water and sewer services can be cost prohibitive to a small town like Oxford and the grant will ensure the town can continue to grow and prosper.” – Greg Henley, Mayor, Town of Oxford

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