It was announced this week that Nipawin, Saskatchewan will be receiving a $20.8 million water treatment plant.

The new plant will improve the taste of the town’s water while reducing the level of minerals, eliminating the need for residents and local businesses to have private water softening systems. This project also includes the installation of new distribution pumps and emergency power generation equipment to ensure a reliable supply of water during power outages.

The water treatment facility will be fit to provide clean and safe drinking water for the Nipawin residents of today and will also meet the projected population growth for this community well into the future.

The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are each contributing up to $6.8 million toward this project through the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects (PTIC-NRP), with the Town of Nipawin covering the remainder of the estimated $20.8 million the project will cost.

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities said, “The Government of Canada’s important investments in water and wastewater infrastructure are essential to keeping our environment clean and our communities healthy and livable. Nothing is more important to the health and prosperity of Canadian communities than having access to clean, drinkable water. This new water treatment plant will increase efficiency, meet provincial and federal guidelines for water quality, and provide reliable water service to Nipawin’s residents now and in the future.”

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