The Town of Hantsport in Nova Scotia is upgrading its water and sewer system with support from the federal and provincial governments.

“Investing in high-quality water and wastewater infrastructure is an essential part of building livable communities,” said Bernadette Jordan, minister of rural economic development. “I am proud to collaborate with our provincial and municipal partners in strategic investments that respond to the needs of rural communities like the Town of Hantsport. This project will ensure continued delivery of quality water to residents, businesses, and visitors, while supporting future growth and protecting the environment.”

The Town of Hantsport is upgrading over 500 metres of drinking water distribution mains and storm watermains along Main Street South and Prince Street. These upgrades will ensure residents have greater access to high quality drinking water, with increased water flow and supply.

“Reliable infrastructure is the foundation for building strong, sustainable, and viable communities,” said Chuck Porter, minister of municipal affairs and housing. “Infrastructure systems are critical for economic growth, job creation and increased productivity both locally and provincially. We are pleased to fund this project that will provide increased access to high-quality potable water and will improve the efficiency of the wastewater system ensuring the people of Hanstport have the wastewater and water services they expect and depend on every day.”

The Government of Canada is investing over $554,000 in this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Government of Nova Scotia is contributing $462,000, with the Municipality of the District of West Hants providing the remainder of project costs.

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“In July 2018, Council set this rehabilitation as the number one priority to complete upgrades to the commercial core of the community of Hantsport so we are very pleased to hear about this funding,” said Abraham Zebian, warden for the Municipality of the District of West Hants. “This project will ensure high quality, potable water and adequate water to fight fires, and will separate sanitary sewer and storm water collection systems which will reduce stress on the sewage treatment facilities and reduce greenhouse gases.”

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