On May 30, representatives from all levels of government gathered at Watson Lake, Yukon to celebrate the completion of a multi-phase, multi-year $7.5-million water and wastewater infrastructure project and to mark the beginning of construction of a new wastewater treatment plant.
“Our government understands the positive impact that quality infrastructure has on economic growth, job creation, and long-term prosperity,” said MP for Yukon Ryan Leef. “We are pleased to invest in this major initiative in Watson Lake because it provides modern, reliable water and wastewater infrastructure—a key component of strong, healthy, prosperous communities.”
The recently finished upgrades will provide the town with a new backup water supply well, 80 metres of new watermains, 50 new sewer manholes, seven new fire hydrants, and 3,000 metres of new sewer lines to replace infrastructure that predated 1980.
Upon completion, the new $5.75-million water treatment plant will provide reliable, potable water to meet the community’s current and future needs.