Oxford, Nova Scotia will receive upgrades to its drinking water infrastructure with support from the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.
Bill Casey, Member of Parliament for Cumberland–Colchester, Derek Mombourquette, Nova Scotia Minister of Municipal Affairs, and Patricia Stewart, Mayor of the Town of Oxford, made the joint announcement this week of funding to maintain reliable potable water services in the town of Oxford.
“The Government of Canada understands that reliable access to drinking water is essential to the health and prosperity of all Canadians,” said Casey. “The replacement of the Little River watermain will ensure continued delivery of fast, quality water service to the Town of Oxford and its residents for years to come.”
The project will require the replacement of the watermain that crosses underneath Little River to improve water pressure and flow, restrict corrosion, and deliver reliable drinking water to the people of Oxford and surrounding areas. The new main will also minimize the need for future repairs and ensure fewer chances of leaks and break.
“The Little River watermain crossing is an important connection for stable and reliable water to our community. Clean, reliable water is a critical service to our residents and businesses, and this partnership allows the Town to ensure the service continues well into the future,” said Mayor Stewart.
The federal government is providing funding of up to $73,000 through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The Government of Nova Scotia and the Town of Oxford will cover the remainder of project cost.