Funding has been announced to construct a new water storage tank at Exit 12 in Osprey Village.

“Atlantic Canada is opening up, construction season is underway, and Canadians are excited about our future,” said Bernadette Jordan, minister of fisheries, oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard. Jordan is also the member of parliament for South Shore—St. Margarets.

“Now is the time to make smart infrastructure investments, like the new water tank we’re building in Osprey Village,” added Jordan. “This will help make the community more workable, liveable, and efficient, all while getting more Nova Scotians back to work.”

The project aims to improve access to potable water and provide better fire flow to meet the town’s long-term water development needs. In addition to the construction of a new 650,000 gallon gravity-fed water storage tank, associated infrastructure will also be built to connect into the existing system. Investments in this project will ensure the health of residents and of the community.

“I’m very pleased at today’s announcement that our provincial and federal partners will join the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg and the Town of Bridgewater to invest in the construction of a water storage tank to enhance the water pressure in the Town of Bridgewater-owned Public Service Commission water utility,” said Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, mayor of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg.

“Not only will this important infrastructure investment address water pressure issues, but it will also give us the ability to open up adjacent lands for serviced development, including a potential expansion of Osprey Village,” added Bolivar-Getson.

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The Government of Canada is investing more than $1.1 million to this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Government of Nova Scotia is contributing more than $960,000, and the recipients, the Municipality of Lunenburg and the Town of Bridgewater, are contributing more than $770,000.

“This is another great example of municipal co-operation and, with the help of the federal and provincial governments, I’m thrilled to see this important project soon begin,” said David Mitchell, mayor of the Town of Bridgewater.

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