The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia have announced joint funding for a wastewater disinfection system project in Lockeport.
This project involves the installation of a new ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system to improve the operation of the wastewater facility. The upgrade to the system will enable Lockeport to meet the new Federal Wastewater Systems regulations and will ensure a cleaner and safer environment for residents, visitors and aquatic life in the area.
“Modern water and wastewater infrastructure is essential to safeguarding the well-being of Canadian families and building the Canada we want for tomorrow. This important project in Lockeport will not only improve services for residents, but protect the environment, and keep the community healthy and livable,” said Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development.
“This enables us to upgrade our wastewater system to meet the national effluent quality standards to reduce the total residual chlorine which will improve our ecosystem’s health. The Town of Lockeport is very conscientious in ensuring that the town is meeting updated regulations and addressing community improvements that benefit our residents,” said George R. Harding, Mayor of Lockeport.
The Government of Canada is investing $85,580 in this project through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Government of Nova Scotia is contributing $71,310 to the project, with the town of Lockeport contributing the remainder of the cost of the project.