The Government of Canada is providing funding for water and sewer upgrades in the Town of Faro, Yukon. The announcement was made by Larry Bagnell, member of parliament for Yukon, John Streicker, the minister of community services for Yukon, and Lisa Snyder, the deputy mayor for the Town of Faro.

“Faro provides great drinking water and the upgrades to the water lines will help us to maintain that,” said Lisa Snyder, the deputy mayor of the Town of Faro. “Our water and sewer lines are aging, so having all these upgrades will help us to remain sustainable in the future and allow us to continue providing excellent water and sewer services to our residents. Without the help of the federal and Yukon government, the town could not manage these upgrades and we thank them for providing funding sources for our infrastructure needs.”

The first component of this project will see upgrades to water mains and water service lines as well as the renewal of sanitary sewer mains. These improvements will provide residents with access to safer drinking water, improved water flows for firefighting, and increase the town’s capacity to manage sewage.

“The Town of Faro in its 50th year continues to thrive and be a great place in which to work and live,” said John Streicker, the minister of community services in Yukon. “These major upgrades to the community’s water and wastewater systems and roads will help improve the quality of life for Faro residents and provide their many visitors with a positive experience.”

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The Government of Canada is investing over $8.2 million in the project through the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS) of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Yukon Government will contribute over $2.7 million to this project.

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