The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia, and the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) support $11.6- million project to improve the regional water system.
Darrell Samson, Member of Parliament for Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook; the Honourable Chuck Porter, Minister of Municipal Affairs for Nova Scotia; and Steve Streatch, Councillor for Waverley–Fall River–Musquodoboit Valley, announced joint funding for phase two of the Fall River Water Servicing Project.
“Investing in high-quality water and wastewater infrastructure is an essential part of building livable communities. The Government of Canada is proud to work with Nova Scotia and the Halifax Regional Municipality to support improvements to water services,” said Samson.
The Government of Canada is providing up to $2.2 million out of the total eligible project costs through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The Government of Nova Scotia and the Halifax Regional Municipality will cover the remainder of project funding.
“I am very pleased that both our Federal and Provincial governments are contributing, through the CWWF infrastructure fund, in support of phase two of the Fall River Water project,” said Councillor Streatch. “Building upon the success of phase one, this further extension along Hwy 2 will benefit both local business and residents for generations to come.”
The current phase of work includes the installation of 3.1 kilometres of water main along the Fall River Road, Highway 2, and a portion of Ingram Drive.
Phase one of the Fall River Water Servicing Project was announced in August 2016, with Halifax Regional Council directing the municipality to work with Halifax Water to extend water service to the Fall River Village Centre. According to the HRM’s website, the $11.6-million project will extend water services along Fall River Road from Windsor Junction Road to Highway 2, a portion of Ingram Drive, along Lockview Road (to Lockview High School) and McPherson Road, and along Highway 2 from the Fall River Road to the Highway 102 interchange. Project works includes the installation of water mains, fire hydrants, main valves, and laterals to each property line.
“I am also proud of the partnership between HRM and the Halifax Water Commission. Together we will bring this mainline distribution project to fruition, and enable future expansion to neighbouring areas in the near future,” said Streatch.