The Provincial Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has committed $243,000 to water-related infrastructure projects in the District of St. Barbe. The projects will be cost-shared with the communities receiving Hawke’s Bay, Port au Choix, and Port Saunders.

“Providing clean and safe drinking water for residents is a priority for our capital works infrastructure investments,” said Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs, Steve Kent. “In the last year, $31 million has been invested in drinking water-related projects including new facilities and upgrading of water treatment infrastructure, distribution systems, and feasibility studies.”

Hawke’s Bay will receive $25,000 towards an assessment of the town’s water storage reservoir, Port au Choix will get $168,000 to fund repairs to the existing water storage reservoir, and $50,000 will go to Port Saunders to pay for a study to investigate options to address water quantity and low pressure in the town. The projects will all be cost-shared with the communities.

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