Through joint funding from the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, Humboldt’s residents will benefit from upgrades to the city’s drinking water infrastructure.

The project will construct a new reservoir to increase the City’s drinking water capacity and will invest in important equipment upgrades at the Water Distribution Plant. Project work will be designed to accommodate Humboldt’s growth to 12,000 people as well as provide increased water storage capacity so residents continue to have access to safe drinking water during water supply maintenance activities or unexpected water supply line breaks.

“We’re pleased to have been given funding for this priority project,” Mayor Malcolm Eaton said. “Thanks to the federal and provincial governments, the Building Canada funds will help ensure Humboldt’s future growth. Infrastructure sustainability is a core area of focus within the Our Humboldt framework and this funding will greatly assist us support our commitment in providing high-quality infrastructure services for the community and the larger economy.”

Humboldt was one of 26 Saskatchewan communities selected to receive funding. The City of Humboldt is contributing one-third of anticipated project costs, with the remaining two-thirds provided by the Building Canada Plan’s Small Communities Fund.

The total estimated project cost is $4,350,000. Project planning and design work will begin later this year.

 

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