Sherbrooke in Nova Scotia has received investments to upgrade its wastewater treatment facility.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $76,000 in this project through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream (RNIS) of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Government of Nova Scotia is contributing over $63,000, and the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s will provide the remainder of project costs.
The funding will be used to replace the coarse bubbler system, install a new UV disinfection system, and upgrade the aeration tanks.
“Modern green wastewater solutions are crucial to ensuring the well-being of our families, our communities, and our environment,” said Sean Fraser, member of parliament for Central Nova. “Residents of Sherbrooke will soon enjoy improved wastewater treatment and management, while better positioning the municipality to accommodate the needs of a growing community.”
The funding announcement was made by Sean Fraser, member of parliament for Central Nova and parliamentary secretary to the minister of environment and climate change. He was joined by Chuck Porter, minister of municipal affairs and housing and member of the legislative assembly for Hants West, and Michael Mosher, warden for the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s.
“Reliable infrastructure is the foundation for building strong communities,” said Chuck Porter, minister of municipal affairs and housing. “Modern wastewater facilities help ensure that communities, like Sherbrooke, have the upgraded services they need to grow and thrive while managing environmental priorities.”