The Government of Canada and the Government of Saskatchewan are each contributing more than $30.4 million to three water and wastewater projects.
This funding was announced by Ralph Goodale, minister of public safety and emergency preparedness, and David Buckingham, the member of the legislative assembly for Saskatoon Westview.
In Saskatoon, drinking water storage capacity will be increased and a wastewater treatment plant will be upgraded. In west-central Saskatchewan, a water distribution system will be created in the Rural Municipality (RM) of Snipe Lake and the RM of Newcombe, which includes upgrading the water treatment plant in Eston.
“Modern efficient water and wastewater infrastructure is essential to safeguarding the well-being of our families and building the Canada we want for tomorrow,” said Goodale. “By investing in projects such as these in Saskatchewan, we are helping close the gaps in services and ensuring everyone has access to safe reliable drinking water for years to come.”
“The Government of Saskatchewan is proud to be investing more than $30.4 million toward these three projects in our province,” said Buckingham. “These will help position these communities for growth, enhance their key infrastructure, and improve the quality of life.”
The recipients of the funding will be contributing an additional $70,775,148 towards these projects.
“We’re investing in critical infrastructure we need to serve new communities and continue to provide reliable and safe water and wastewater services,” said Charlie Clark, mayor of the City of Saskatoon. “Thank you to our federal and provincial partners for investing with us for a sustainable future.”