The governments of Canada and Nunavut announced a bilateral agreement that will make more than $48 million in combined funding available to Nunavut communities under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.
The Government of Canada is providing over $36 million for three projects to rehabilitate and improve the community water and wastewater systems in the territory. The Government of Nunavut and communities are also providing over $12 million for these projects.
The Government of Nunavut will identify additional projects for Phase 1 funding in the coming months.
An initial list of three approved projects under the new funding program was also announced, including the City of Iqaluit’s wastewater treatment plant, construction of a new water treatment facility in Arviat, and an expansion to the water reservoir to provide sufficient capacity for local residents.