Funding for upgrades to an Annapolis watermain and the wastewater treatment facility in Digby, Nova Scotia was announced on August 20, 2019.
“Through these projects, the residents on Hillside Drive in Annapolis County will have increased access to high-quality drinking water and residents in Digby will have more reliable wastewater services,” said Chuck Porter, minister of municipal affairs and housing. “As we are all aware, strong municipal infrastructure is the foundation for building healthy, viable communities. With these investments we are also investing in the sustainability and growth of these communities.”
The announcement was made by Colin Fraser, member of parliament for West Nova; Chuck Porter, minister of municipal affairs and housing; Ben Cleveland, mayor of Digby; and Timothy Habinski, warden for the Municipality of the County of Annapolis.
The project includes replacing the watermain on Hillside Drive in the Municipality of the County of Annapolis. Upgrades to the Town of Digby’s wastewater treatment facility will include new pumps, new electrical components and communications devices, as well as the replacement of two lift stations.
“The Town of Digby, over the past 10 years has made significant improvements to its waste water management systems and with this announcement of financial support from the Government of Canada we will be able to improve the quality of the water being discharged into the Annapolis Basin, which will both improve the environment and protect jobs of the Fishers in the region,” said Ben Cleveland, mayor of Digby.
The Government of Canada is investing $429,950 in these projects through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream and the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Province of Nova Scotia is contributing $358,256 to these projects. The Town of Digby and the Municipality of the County of Annapolis are contributing the remainder of costs.