The Province of Newfoundland and Labrador has committed $524,000 to a cost-shared drinking water infrastructure project with the Town of Whitbourne on the Avalon Peninsula. The province will provide 90 per cent of the necessary funds, with the town contributing the last 10 per cent. Money will go towards replacing a cast iron watermain.

“Investing in drinking water infrastructure demonstrates our ongoing commitment to meeting the needs of families and communities in rural Newfoundland and Labrador,” said Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Steve Kent, who announced the funding on January 20. “This investment of $524,000 will ensure that the residents of Whitbourne have a reliable system for years to come.”

Felix Collins, member of house of assembly for Placentia-St. Mary’s, added, “Due its strategic location, Whitbourne is experiencing significant development, and this demonstrates government’s ongoing support of this development.”

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