Funding for two water and wastewater projects in Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador has been announced.

“Investing in modern and reliable water and wastewater infrastructure is essential to building healthy and resilient communities,” said Gudie Hutchings, member of parliament for Long Range Mountains. “The projects announced today will ensure residents have access to safe drinking water and reliable wastewater services for years to come. These projects will also provide jobs as we recover from the economic effects of the pandemic, helping communities build back and grow.”

The two projects will replace 320-metres of water, sanitary, and storm sewer mains on Canal Road and the same on Garden Roads. Roadways will be upgraded with new sidewalks and curbs. The projects will provide reliable and safe infrastructure for residents. They will also increase the capacity of the system to manage wastewater and stormwater.

“Long-term investments in infrastructure are key to building strong communities and providing important services to our residents,” said Dwight Ball, premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. “By supporting the development of this municipal infrastructure, residents will have improved access to quality drinking water and better wastewater and road systems. The projects announced today will make Deer Lake a more attractive community in which to live and raise a family.”

The governments of Canada and of Newfoundland and Labrador are each investing more than $813,000 in these projects through the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS) of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Town of Deer Lake is contributing more than $615,000.

“The Town of Deer Lake thanks both the Federal and Provincial governments for their financial assistance with this important project of upgrading Garden Road and Canal Road including water, sewer and storm systems,” said Dean Ball, mayor of Deer Lake. “Partnerships like this are vital in improving aging infrastructure in our municipalities.”

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